Auckland Museum

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Auckland Museum
Auckland Domain
Parnell
Auckland
New Zealand
3 days ago

Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

The Team from Auckland Museum

Journey through our special exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour at Auckland Museum.

You and your family can experience life as it was 250 years ago in our action-packed exhibition. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the world of Tupaia, the Tahitian navigator, high … View more
Journey through our special exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour at Auckland Museum.

You and your family can experience life as it was 250 years ago in our action-packed exhibition. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the world of Tupaia, the Tahitian navigator, high priest and artist, as he journeys on the Endeavour to Aotearoa New Zealand.

With three parts to this exhibition, each with family-friendly interactive activities, we feature the little-known story of Tupaia and the significant role he played in James Cook’s first voyage. Experience life as a sailor, navigate your vessel across the ocean, watch Tupaia’s paintings come to life, and more.

On now and free for Aucklanders.

Hurry, exhibition only on for a limited time.
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10 days ago

Have you been to Auckland Museum recently?

The Team from Auckland Museum

We would love to hear from those who have visited in the past six months and are under 35 years of age. We’re talking with visitors over the coming three weeks about their experience at the Museum. Interviews take place at the Museum and take about an hour. There is a $50 Westfield voucher for … View moreWe would love to hear from those who have visited in the past six months and are under 35 years of age. We’re talking with visitors over the coming three weeks about their experience at the Museum. Interviews take place at the Museum and take about an hour. There is a $50 Westfield voucher for your time.
Have your say to help shape the future of your Museum.
Register your interest here: www.surveygizmo.com...

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18 days ago

Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori!

The Team from Auckland Museum

From the 9th – 15 Sep, celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori at Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Bring your whanau for a Poi making workshop where you’ll make your own poi, and learn about the history, tikanga and kōrero of poi. Culminate the week with waiata and kōrero at … View more
From the 9th – 15 Sep, celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori at Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Bring your whanau for a Poi making workshop where you’ll make your own poi, and learn about the history, tikanga and kōrero of poi. Culminate the week with waiata and kōrero at Voices of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in the stunning Grand Foyer, with Rob Ruha, Mara TK and Kaaterama Pou.
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25 days ago

Can you help us solve a mystery? 110-year-old photographs

The Team from Auckland Museum

We're hoping to find out who the people are in these 110-year-old photographs, and (if we're lucky) who the keen amateur photographer was. Could they be members of your family?

The images were gifted to us in 2016 as glass plate negatives, after being initially purchased in the 1970s … View more
We're hoping to find out who the people are in these 110-year-old photographs, and (if we're lucky) who the keen amateur photographer was. Could they be members of your family?

The images were gifted to us in 2016 as glass plate negatives, after being initially purchased in the 1970s from Auckland's City Markets (now Aotea Square). We know nearly nothing about them but the photos give a few clues. They were taken in the early 1900s, mostly in Auckland but also across the North Island. There are also suggestions of the photographer’s links to the Auckland Jewish community.

We want to know more to help tell their stories. Do you recognise any of these people?

Contact us at pictorial@aucklandmuseum.com if you have any further clues. Please share with family and friends if you think they may be able to help!

See more of the collection of mystery photographs by clicking the link.

34 days ago

Ahoy ye families!

The Team from Auckland Museum

Join our adventurers this Night at the Museum!

Bring a torch, explore the darkened galleries - a fun night-time adventure for the whole family this school holidays!

Suffer a sailor’s life on-board, as we navigate the southern oceans with Cook and company. It’s going to be all hands-on … View more
Join our adventurers this Night at the Museum!

Bring a torch, explore the darkened galleries - a fun night-time adventure for the whole family this school holidays!

Suffer a sailor’s life on-board, as we navigate the southern oceans with Cook and company. It’s going to be all hands-on deck as you learn how to behave in His Majesty’s Royal Navy – avoid the dreaded cat o’ nine tails and sample some questionable 19th-century naval food.

Have you got what it takes? Well, let’s batten down the hatches and join in the fun in this overboard quest.

This event sells out, so book your tickets now to avoid missing out.
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