Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum

All year round 10am-5pm. Some late night events

The Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira is one of New Zealand’s most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history, natural history, and military history.

Their current special exhibition is Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes. Encounter the fascinating civilisation of the Ancient Greeks, and the Athletes, Warriors and Heroes that laid a legacy still influential millennia later. From The British Museum, discover treasures and stories never before seen in Aotearoa New Zealand. This world class exhibition is on until 6 November 2022. Bookings essential. Pick up a lovely themed gift at the shop.


General admission is free for Auckland Residents. Tickets to Ancient Greeks $25 adult. Concessions avail.

For more info visit:

Auckland Museum


Auckland Domain


09 309 0443




All areas of the Museum can be accessed by wheelchair users with the exception of the whare Rūnanga Hotonui. Take a pre-visit virtual tour. The Grand Foyer Entrance has a revolving door that can be slowed to accommodate mobility equipment. For those with sensory concerns to minimise the time your family spends in a queue, buy tickets online before you visit and bring your printed tickets or device with you. Tends to be quieter between 3pm and 5pm on weekdays during term time. February and December before Christmas are the quietest months. Quiet hours are available for some exhibitions. Paid assistants can obtain complimentary tickets to paid exhibitions, events, and programmes they are attending with the ticket holder. Their intent is to remove barriers for visitors who require a paid assistant to support their attendance. To make a booking for you and your paid assistant call Bookings 09 306 7048.


Two dedicated drop-off and pick-up mobility parking spaces with accessibility ramps. These are located on the west side of the Museum and are the closest carparks to the Memorial Entrance. These are drop-off and pick-up only for a maximum of ten minutes. There are mobility parks at the southern end of the Museum by the South Atrium. If you need to use a mobility park, it is recommended that passengers are dropped off at the two drop-off and pick-up parks, then park for the duration of the Museum visit at the South Atrium mobility parks.

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