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Tāmaki Paenga Hira Acknowledges Contributions Of Outstanding Individuals

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 6:06 am | Auckland Museum

The prestigious Museum Medals were presented at a ceremony hosted at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum last night (28 June). The Museum Medals recognise excellence and innovation in the study of our cultural and natural heritage. The ... More >>

A Rare & Real T.rex Makes A World First Debut At Auckland Museum

Saturday, 2 April 2022, 6:14 am | Auckland Museum

From Friday 15 April Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum will be the first ever Museum in the world to display Peter the T. rex . Eleven metres long, nearly three metres high and displayed in its hunting position, this is one of a ... More >>

Auckland Museum Wins At Designers Institute Of New Zealand 2021 Best Awards

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 2:22 pm | Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum was shortlisted for ten Best Awards at last night’s virtual Best Awards 2021 event, winning a total of three in the Public & Institutional Spaces, Exhibition & Temporary Structures ... More >>

Prehistoric Creatures Come To ‘Life’ At Auckland Museum

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 6:37 pm | Auckland Museum

From Monday 8 January, Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium comes to Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum for the summer school holidays. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium is an immersive theatre experience that allows visitors to get up-close ... More >>

Auckland Museum Wins National Acclaim At New Zealand Architecture Awards

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 1:03 pm | Auckland Museum

In 2021, Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum completed a series of major transformations to its visitor experience. After being closed for approximately 18 months, Auckland Museum’s South Atrium entry precinct Te Ao Mārama re-opened ... More >>

Ngāti Kuri Lead New Research Programme With Voyage To Rangitāhua 20 Years On From Kaumātua

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 8:11 pm | Auckland Museum

On Thursday 18 November 2001 Kaumātua of Ngāti Kuri journeyed across the ocean back to their home islands of Rangitāhua to honour their ongoing history of return voyaging and recognise their occupation. It is no coincidence that ‘ Expedition ... More >>

Auckland Museum And Watercare To Partner On Exciting New Discovery - Māngere Kaawa Formation Fossils

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:49 am | Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland Museum has partnered with Watercare's Central Interceptor project and is in conversation with the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Managers Forum, to collect, identify, care for and research fossils recently discovered during the excavation ... More >>

International Photography Exhibition Coming To Auckland Museum Shines A Light On Impact Of Plastic Pollution

Monday, 18 October 2021, 7:02 am | Auckland Museum

International award-winning British photographer Mandy Barker brings her exhibition SHELF-LIFE to Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum in October in partnership with the British Council Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific , and the British High ... More >>

Auckland War Memorial Museum Welcomes New Members To Its Trust Board

Monday, 11 October 2021, 6:02 pm | Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum today announced the appointment of three new Trust Board Members. Lupematasila Misatauveve Dr Melani Anae QSO is Associate Professor in Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland. Her sustained ... More >>

Auckland Museum Partner With Mana Whenua To Name A New Species Of Pygmy Pipehorse

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 6:55 am | Auckland Museum

A new species of pygmy pipehorse, a fish closely related to the seahorse, has been named by kaumātua (senior leaders) of Ngātiwai in a collaboration with biodiversity scientists from Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum and the California Academy of ... More >>

Auckland Museum Is Temporarily Closed

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 8:00 pm | Auckland Museum

With COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions now in place for Auckland, the Museum will be temporarily closed to the public until we return to Level 2. If you have any tickets booked to our Sea Monsters exhibition, Guided Tours or events during the lockdown, ... More >>

Expert Talks Added To Twilight Tuesdays

Monday, 2 August 2021, 5:46 am | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is enhancing its late night programme, Twilight Tuesdays with a series of expert talks every Tuesday evening from July. Designed to provide new insights about the Museum’s collections, research or its curatorial processes, the Evenings ... More >>

Love & Loss - Exploring Emotional Connections Through Personal Messages And Letters

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 1:17 pm | Auckland Museum

The new exhibition Love & Loss , from Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum’s rich Documentary Heritage collection, explores expressions of love, loss, hope and longing shared between lovers, friends, and families from the 1800’s through ... More >>

Auckland Museum Brings The World To Tāmaki Makaurau In 2021/2022

Monday, 14 June 2021, 9:11 am | Auckland Museum

Over the course of 2021 and 2022 Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum will bring Aucklanders an exciting programme of international touring exhibitions alongside the Museum’s own shows that illustrate the wealth and diversity of its ... More >>

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators Coming To Life At Auckland Museum – On Sale Wednesday 16 June

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 6:11 am | Auckland Museum

Sea Monsters © Australian National Maritime Museum Sea Monsters , opening to the public on Wednesday 7 July, brings never-before-seen fossils from millions of years ago and life-sized casts from gigantic specimens to Aotearoa – including a 13-metre ... More >>

Te Whiwhinga The Imaginarium Opens To Inspire Students

Friday, 4 June 2021, 5:54 pm | Auckland Museum

FINAL PHASE OF AUCKLAND MUSEUM TRANSFORMATION REVEALED Te Whiwhinga The Imaginarium opens to inspire students Students and school aged learners will have a new place to understand the world around them when Auckland Museum’s new education spaces ... More >>

Auckland Museum Transformation Acclaimed By NZ Institute Of Architects

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 12:41 pm | Auckland Museum

The redevelopment of Auckland Museum’s South Atrium, Te Ao Mārama, has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) at their annual Auckland Architecture Awards last night. Auckland Museum and its architects, Jasmax (in partnership with ... More >>

Brickman Awesome: Epic LEGO® Creations Exhibition Comes Exclusively To Auckland

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 8:10 am | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is set to host the tallest LEGO® brick model in the Southern Hemisphere. Built from more than 450,000 bricks and standing a towering 7.5 metres tall, a replica NASA SLS rocket is one of the exciting attractions of Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s ... More >>

New Tertiary Student Opportunities At Auckland Museum – Enhancing Education Across Tāmaki Makaurau

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:33 pm | Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum has launched a range of new initiatives aimed at building on the Museum’s contribution to the tertiary research, teaching and training. A new range of opportunities are available to support tertiary students ... More >>

Auckland Museum And Ngāti Kuri Receive $13.3m Iwi-led Collaborative Research Grant

Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:46 am | Auckland Museum

“Tō tātou hā i te tuatahi ko te moana, hā tuarua nō tātou te whenua - our first breath is from the ocean our second from the land” - Ngāti Kuri whakatauki. Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum and Ngāti Kuri have been successful in establishing ... More >>