Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum Ticket and Highlights Tour

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  • 1 Hour Tour
  • Fully qualified and knowledgeable tour guide
  • Showcases of Maori, European and Pacific Islander culture
  • A variety of exhibitions to view
  • Rare examples of craftsmenship
  • Top 10 Things to do in Auckland
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What you need to know

Take the extra step into going further in-depth about the many exhibits of Auckland Museum with this combined admission and guided tour package. You'll not only have plenty of time to explore and observe the many wonders of the museum and its tributes and showcases of Maori, European and Pacific Islander culture and history but also be met by a qualified and knowledgeable tour guide who will take you on a 1 hour tour and explain all of its highlights in greater detail. The guides are famous for their positive attitudes and passion about the Auckland Museum and its offerings, and will be happy to answer any and all questions you might have regarding aspects of history, culture and more.

If you're looking for an Auckland Museum package that strikes the ideal balance between offerings and price, then the general admission and highlights tour provides everything you'll need to get the most out of your time at this world-class cultural facility.


  • General Admission
  • 1 Hour Highlights Guided Tour


  • Expert guides take you through the galleries and describe some of our most important collections, taonga (treasures), objects and specimens with fascinating histories and stories.
  • One of our greatest treasures is the building itself, one of New Zealand’s finest heritage buildings.



  • Tours are currently on request
  • Tours leave from the Grand Foyer, please assemble by the Welcome Lounge.

Galleries and Exhibition

  • Open daily
  • Open 10am - 5pm weekdays, 9am - 5pm weekends, school holidays and public holidays
  • Open until 8.30pm every Tuesday evenings for Twilight Tuesdays
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • ANZAC Day 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays and public holidays closed


  • Open daily 9.30am - 5pm


  • Open daily 10am - 5pm


  • Located at The Auckland Domain, Parnell
  • The Museum is close to the motorways and the city centre and in easy walking distance from the popular shopping and café areas of Parnell Village and Newmarket

Additional Information

  • A wheelchair ramp is located at the two main entrances. Wheelchairs may be borrowed from the Security Desk in the Museum Foyer if needed
  • Children aged between 0-4 years inclusive can visit free of charge
  • Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult while inside the Museum
  • No food or drink is allowed to be taken into the galleries as eating or drinking in the galleries is not permitted
  • No refunds or exchanges on any ticket
  • For the comfort and safety of visitors and collections, large bags, backpacks larger than 40cm (L) x 15cm (W) x 35cm (H), tripods, and motorcycle helmets cannot be taken into the galleries
  • Electronic lockers are located within the Visitor Lounge located inside the Northern entrance, and in the Atrium Visitor Lounge and Kai Room, located inside the Southern entrance. Fees apply to use the electronic lockers
  • Visitors are welcome to use hand-held cameras with flash as well as video recording equipment for private purposes in the galleries unless otherwise indicated. Tripods are not allowed. Please note audio and/or video recording of Auckland War Memorial Museum Highlights Guided Tours, Māori Cultural Performance, Maori Cultural Chinese Experience & Mandarin Tour of Māori Galleries is not permitted
  • Secure undercover paid parking is available at the Museum from 6.30am to 6.30pm, the first 30 minutes free. Enter from Maunsell Road which is on the Newmarket side of the Domain. Alternatively, free parking (subject to availability) is available in the Auckland Domain. A limited number of mobility parking spaces are located in the underground carpark and at the Atrium Entrance

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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