Auckland War Memorial Museum, usually just referred to as Auckland Museum, was the first museum in New Zealand, established in 1852 in a simple two-room cottage. Today, the museum occupies a striking building, constructed from Portland stone in the 1920's. The front of the museum building incorporates the consecrated ground of Auckland’s Cenotaph and still serves an active role in the celebrations and memorials of New Zealand’s people.
Auckland Museum is packed with exhibitions and collections geared to ward preserving the artifacts of both indigenous and developing New Zealand cultures. There is an impressive collection of natural history specimens, paired with a vast collection of human history relics, pictorial collections and exhibitions geared toward children and families interested in learning more about New Zealand, it’s people and practices.
Address: Park Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand