Museums in Auckland (city)

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Auckland has some excellent museums, principally the NZ National Maritime Museum (which they rightly claim as world-class) and the Auckland Museum.

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Auckland Museum

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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
photo by: Andrew Johns

Originally founded in 1852, the Auckland Museum moved to its current location in the Domain in 1929 after funds were raised to combine it with a war memorial.

The exhibits occupy three floors.  The ground floor is devoted to the native Maori culture and the related Polynesian cultures of the Pacific islands.  There are numerous artifacts and displays that explain these cultures and the history of the Maori in New Zealand.  The second floor includes extensive exhibits on Natural History, with an emphasis on New Zealand's unique flora and fauna.  The more..

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tel:(64 9) 306 7067
openingHours:10:00-17:00 daily (except Christmas and ANZAC morning (25 April))
url:www.aucklandmuseum.com
address:Domain Drive, in the Auckland Domain
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