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Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira

Museums in Auckland
Price range:
$40.00 - $55.00


Description

Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific, New Zealands people, and the flora and fauna and landforms of our unique islands, are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

In one of New Zealand’s most outstanding historical buildings, boldly situated in the Domain – a central city pleasure garden – you encounter exhibitions that will excite you with the artistic legacy and cultures of the peoples of the Pacific; the monumental carvings, buildings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori; and the diversity of cultures which now combine to form the rich tapestry of race, nationality and creed which is modern New Zealand.

The Museum is a key destination for families. Children are encouraged to develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.

E nga reo, e nga mana, e nga karangatanga o te motu, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. E mihi ana ki a ratou, e hinga mai nei, e hinga atu na, e hinga mai ra, haere, haere, haere, haere whakaoti atu. Ratou ki a ratou kua wheturangitia, tatou ki a tatou te kanohi ora, kati kua ea.

Welcome to Tamaki Paenga Hira, Auckland Museum
For 150 years Auckland Museum, has protected and cared for the taonga, the treasures, of Iwi and Hapu from throughout Aotearoa. And together we are now forging ahead, to create new levels of understanding and enlightenment in the presentation of Maori culture and customary values, that will benefit all visitors to the Museum.

The Museum will link you to the numerous Maori activities, operations, exhibitions, programmes and events that occur daily within our Whare Taonga, and also out in the community.

This building and the exhibits within, represent the shared history of two peoples working together, fighting together, living side by side, and moving forward into the future. Many of the taonga you see here represent our ancestors, and they provide a link back to the past. Treat them with respect.


Options

#1 - Museum Highlights Tour

The tour profiles the Museums most important and fascinating objects, unravelling their stories and explaining their significance to New Zealand. From the Museums pre-eminent collection of Maori and Pacific treasures, to our original World War II aircraft, this is a highlights tour of not-to-be missed national and international treasures.
Daily at 10.45am, 12.45 and 2.15pm.


#2 - Maori Cultural Performance

The performance is a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Maori culture, culminating in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of our most celebrated dance, the world famous haka.

Our performers and guides are the face of Ngati Whatua O Orakei, the home tribe (mana) whenua) of Auckland (Tamaki Herenga Waka)

Maori Cultural Performance Show Times - 3 daily performances (May – Oct) at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm.
Nov – Apr extra show at 2.30pm
Price includes general museum admission

*Student ID is required and includes ISIC,YHA,VIP cardholders


#3 - Maori Cultural Performance and Maori Gallery Tour

The performance is a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Maori culture, culminating in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of our most celebrated dance, the world famous haka. Following the performance our warriors will take you on a guided tour of our magnificent Maori Gallery. Find out about the special place Maori have here at the Museum and gain a deeper understanding of Maori Culture and the taonga (treasures) within the Museum.

Our performers and guides are the face of Ngati Whatua O Orakei, the home tribe (mana) whenua) of Auckland (Tamaki Herenga Waka)

Available at 11am, 1.30pm daily
Price includes general museum admission

*Student ID is required and includes ISIC,YHA,VIP cardholders


Reviews


avatar - Dec 2014 -

ROY ORCHARD

avatar - Jul 2013 -

DONNA HANNAH

Hi, This was an awesome opportunity to view some wonderful collections. The tour guide was informative and wonderful in her knowledge but also in her enthusiasm of her topic she made the highlights tour a real treat for us! Please thank her for us. The whole visit was wonderful, with some very interesting displays. I am looking forward to my next visit. What a wonderful experience Thank you so much for all of your staff's wonderful efforts of support, all of the staff we met were helpful and friendly. It was great! Kind Regards Donna

avatar - Oct 2012 -

SANDRA WALSH

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