Category: Discover

Auckland Museum presents – Stories of Love, Loss, and Letters

Love & Loss brings some of the most emotive objects in the museum’s Documentary Heritage collections to life. Letters, diaries, emails, and messages can be much more than just transactions of information. They have the power to capture and retain emotion, documenting love and loss …

It’s a monster of an exhibition Sea Monsters

This incredible exhibition brought to you by Auckland Museum brings together more than 70 displays that will introduce you to the prehistoric ocean predators that ruled the seas millions of years ago. You’ll see fossils, and gigantic life-sized casts, including a 13-metre long Elasmosaurus and …

FREE Parnell Art Walk

ART WALK 2nd May As part of the Urban Walking Festival 2021, White Glove Experiences will be leading an art tour of one of NZ’s most creative districts, Parnell. Home to a dizzying array of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars, Parnell is also famous for …

ANZAC Day 2021 at the Domain

Auckland Domain Dawn Service. Arguably the only way to begin any ANZAC Day, the annual dawn parade will be once again taking place in front of the War Memorial Museum in the Domain. Kicking off at 6am, the initial dawn service will give way to a …

Suburb spotlight: Why you should visit Parnell

There’s so much more to a city than its centre. The best way to uncover a destination’s hidden gems is to hit the suburbs. In this recent article by Stuff writer, Caryn Wilkinson she shines a spotlight on Parnell, looking at where the locals eat, …

Museum opens new permanent galleries

In very exciting news, on Wednesday 24 March the Auckland Museum opened their new permanent suite of galleries Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland to the public. Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland shares the diverse stories of the people and place that is Tāmaki …

Tuitui Museum Bistro & Cafè now open in the Museum’s new South Atrium

Visitors to Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira now have the choice of sit-down bistro dining with the opening of Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café in the new Te Ao Mārama South Atrium. The renovated southern entrance marks the most significant change to the …

Rooftop with a view!

This summer, for a limited time only, you can experience The Incredible Rooftop Tour. From the Museum rooftop, hear the history and be amazed by the unbeatable views. Learn more about one of Auckland’s most beloved heritage buildings, while enjoying incredible panoramic views out over …

Kōtare lands in Parnell

Over the past year the Parnell Business Association has once again been working in conjunction with Chorus and artist Paul Walsh to beautify a Chorus Cabinet in Parnell. To date there have been six cabinets completed, with ongoing plans for more to be painted in …

The Grandest entry to the museum – THE SOUTH ATRIUM

Last night the Auckland Museum South Atrium celebrated the grand new entry space with an opening event of spectacular scale and today, after being closed for approximately 18 months, Auckland Museum reopens its South Atrium entrance to reveal the most significant changes to the Museum …

Super Spring holiday programme!

The team at Parnell Trust have been very busy planning some super school holiday fun for the upcoming October holidays. With lots of variety there is sure to be a suitable programme to keep your kids happy and active every day. Some of the awesome …

New behind the scenes tour in the basement of Auckland Museum

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to explore the underground world where many of the Museum’s treasures are stored. Your guide will reveal how they look after their priceless collections and how they are kept safe for future generations. This is a rare …