Established in 1852, the Auckland War Memorial Museum is New Zealand”s oldest museum.
From humble beginnings (it started in a two-room farm cottage in the central Auckland suburb of Grafton), the museum today is home to millions of objects.
It also provides educational services to more than 60,000 school children annually, and is one of New Zealand”s most popular tourist attractions with around half a million visitors every year.
The museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people.
It is also a war memorial and houses one of the country”s top three heritage libraries.
Visitors can enjoy the museum”s Maori and Pacific collections, the major social and military history items on display, as well as decorative arts and pictorial exhibitions.
Open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, visitors can enjoy late evenings at the museum on Wednesdays.
Admission is free of charge.
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