As we start our journey through AmaZing Auckland from A to Z, there is no better beginning than the home to our local history, the Auckland Museum. Located in the central city, on a dormant volcano, the museum is home to an impressive Māori collection, as well as the extensive history of the flora, fauna and people of New Zealand, with a focus on its largest city and my current home, Auckland.
Here are a few of my favourite items in the Auckland Museum’s Māori collection:
The Auckland War Memorial Museum is its full name, and the third floor features New Zealand’s military history. The rest of the museum is home to natural science, human history, documents and interactive opportunities for children.
Practical Information and Tips for Visitors:
- Admission to the Auckland Museum is free for Auckland ratepayers, while a donation is requested for other New Zealanders.
- There is a daily Māori culture performance for an additional cost. It is one of the best we have seen, our other favourite being the new Māori cultural show at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
- There is a paid parking lot, but it is a rare day when we have not been able to find free parking on the nearby streets.
Have you been to the Auckland Museum? Have you seen other Māori artefacts? Are you participating in the A to Z challenge, Wordless Wednesday, both, or neither?
Posted for the A to Z blogging challenge 2015. My theme and posts to date: AmaZing Auckland from A to Z. Join over 2000 bloggers as we blog our way through the alphabet throughout the month of April. This post also linked to Our World Tuesdays and at BeThere2Day for Wordless Wednesday.