Opened in the year of 1929, the Auckland War Memorial Museum is considered one of the finest Museums in the Southern Hemisphere mainly because of its rich variety of collections. The Museum is indeed a heritage building and there’s a lot of historical and cultural stories behind this building-for you to explore.
This is the first museum in New Zealand, and this is why visiting this attraction is one of the best things to do in Auckland City for any visitor to have a tour there.
About the collections
It is a War Memorial Museum and every exhibit tells the story of New Zealand and its people. It has pre-eminent Maori and Pacific collections, and that’s a mix of military pictorial, and social exhibits.
The building has 3 floors. The ground floor has the Maori Gallery with over 2000 treasures while the top floor is all about memories of the military conflicts and the scars of suffering.
The cultural performances
This museum is not only about history but also about culture. Step out from your Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences for a bit of a historical tour, and also encounter some cultural performances that happen three times a day at this premises promising a lot of entertainment!