Auckland's museums tell the stories of New Zealand. From early Polynesian explorers to technology and extinct native animals, heading to a museum will give you a better understanding of our nation.

For the worlds’ most in-depth Māori and Pacific Island Collection, you can’t go past the iconic Auckland Museum. Housed within one of the country’s most dramatic heritage buildings, the Auckland Museum tells the exciting stories of New Zealand’s people. For those interested in technology, don’t miss the Museum of Transport and Technology, or MOTAT. Here, visitors can enjoy a fun, interactive journey through the technological achievements that have shaped New Zealand.

Auckland is also home to a number of other fascinating museums; including the Maritime Museum where you’ll learn about New Zealand’s rich maritime heritage and the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum. 

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