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Top museum recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Auckland's Art Gallery is located in the city, a bus (25 mins) or uber (10 mins) away. Features permanent and rotating collections.”
  • 202 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Such an interesting place, has something to interest everyone. "With daily Māori cultural performances and internationally significant Māori and Pacific collections to explore, the Auckland Museum is a must-see place to experience our rich culture. Auckland Museum is housed in an historical building within a tranquil park which has beautiful views of the harbour. It is a place to discover and learn about New Zealand's history and stories. Since 1929, the Museum has also served as place of remembrance for the many Aucklanders who have sacrificed their lives in war. Whether you have an hour spare or a whole day, you will gain a deep understanding of New Zealand culture and heritage by visiting the iconic Auckland Museum!"”
  • 156 locals recommend
Museum
“MOTAT Museum is devoted to the history of technology and transport in NZ. Its exhibits include those relating to NZ aviation pioneer Richard Pearse, 90 Degrees South exhibition dedicated to Sir Edmund Hillary, old coaches, railroad rolling stock, trams and vintage cars, and a vast collection of black and white photography. Official site: www.motat.org.nz”
  • 85 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great history and memories of a suprise Christmas gift 2019 taking our one of the historic sale boats around the Harbor!”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“Go back in time to how Howick used to be. Live days held on the first Sunday of each month (usually) Located in Lloyd Elsmore Park. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Global architecture award winning building. Great exhibitions and its all free! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Planetarium
“Stardome Observatory is a public astronomical observatory situated in Cornwall Park in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Great exhibitions for all ages and the prices are also quite reasonable.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is the official museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It opened in 2010, to replace an earlier naval museum. The museum is in Devonport, Auckland”
  • 22 locals recommend
Zoo
“New Zealand ’s largest selection of Crystals and Minerals from around the world. Gallery, museum, cafe, animal park and rides. Great place to visit for families.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“MOTAT: The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is a science and technology museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western Springs Park. The museum has large collections of civilian and military aircraft and other land transport vehicles.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“A significant site for New Zealand’s contemporary arts. The 1950s home of McCahon, with an adjacent artists residency.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Motat Museum of Transport and Technology. Close to Western Springs Park. and Auckland zoo. On the bus route from New Lynn to the City”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Fab place to visit. Gorgeous old homestead located in Mount Albert. Has fabulous markets in December and January selling some lovely produce and products.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“A great little Museum with that tells the Stories of the Early Settlers and a Military Gallery”
  • 3 locals recommend