Recommended Museums in Auckland

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Museums in Auckland

This pick of museums in Auckland ranges from your typical childhood experience of fossils and artefacts with inexplicable explanations to contemporary museums dedicated to modern living. Museums in Auckland are a great way to while away a few hours and educate yourself at the same time. Whatever your preference, once inside Auckland museums aren't nearly as intimidating as they appear to be from the outside.
Telling the story of New Zealand, the Auckland War Memorial Museum showcases the natural, cultural and social history of this country. There are two award winning discovery centres for kids that provide a hands-on experience. The building itself is one of New Zealand's finest heritage buildings and has recently gone through a major renovation and extension project.
Museum Street,
Auckland Domain,
Auckland,
1010
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MOTAT is the largest museum of its kind in New Zealand and promises a fun, interactive and educational experience for both young and old. Learn about New Zealand’s transport and technological developments over the centuries and visit the award-winning Aviation Display Hall where you can see some truly iconic military and civil aircraft. Get hands-on with our science and technology exhibitions or check out the showcases displayed by some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators. If history is more your thing, visit the original Pumphouse, wander through our historic village or attend one of our Live Days where our vintage engines are put to steam and MOTAT comes to life!

Located across two sites, take the vintage tram past beautiful Western Springs park.

Also offering great facilities and unique venue spaces for your next event, function, wedding or product launch; MOTAT is a special place held in Aucklander’s hearts, so add the MOTAT magic into your next event or function!

Visit www.motat.org.nz or email enquiries@motat.org.nz for details.
805 Great North Road,
Auckland,
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Torpedo Bay, on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour in Devonport, is the new home of the Navy Museum. The move to Torpedo Bay has been both an outstanding opportunity and an incredible journey.
King Edward Parade,
Auckland,
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Voyager aims to provide a rewarding, enjoyable and unique discovery experience for present and future generations through the preservation and presentation of New Zealand’s maritime heritage.
Cnr Quay St & Hobson St,
Auckland,
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