Stop 6: Auckland Museum

Change here from our Red Tour to our Blue Tour

Combo available - save up to $30

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a must-see for all visitors to Auckland. Three expansive levels tell New Zealand’s story, from our emergence as a nation through the loss and suffering of war, to our unique natural history and our fascinating Māori and Pacific treasures.

Our Red and Blue Tours meet at this stop so you can continue exploring Auckland with us.

Visiting Auckland Museum

Built in 1929, the Auckland War Memorial Museum houses a significant collection of Māori and Pacific Island treasures, plus an award winning discovery centre for children of all ages, and exhibitions commemorating the story of New Zealanders at war.

A Māori cultural performance is held inside the museum every day at 11am, 12 midday, and 1.30pm. In peak summer there’s also a 2.30pm. This is a great way to experience Māori culture through song and dance.

The foyer area has free wifi, a café and toilets, and is available to everyone.

Visiting the Auckland Domain Wintergardens

The beautiful Wintergardens (Stop 11 on our Blue Tour) are a short distance from the museum. These are well worth a visit and entry is free.

Auckland Museum website

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Add entrance to Auckland Museum to your Auckland Explorer Bus pass and save!

24 hour pass

Adult
Child
Explorer Bus
+ Museum
$65
(saving $18.50)
$30
(saving $8)
Explorer Bus
+ Museum
+ Kelly Tarlton's
$95
(saving $27.50)
$50
(saving $15)

48 hour pass

Adult
Child
Explorer Bus
+ Museum
+ Sky Tower
$100
(saving $22.50)
$45
(saving $10)
Explorer Bus
+ Museum
+ Kelly Tarlton's
$105
(saving $27.50)
$55
(saving $15)
Explorer Bus
+ Museum
+ Kelly Tarlton's
+ Sky Tower
$130
(saving $31.50)
$65
(saving $17)
    • 24 Hour PassExplorer Bus
      + Museum
    • Adult$65 (saving $18.50)
    • Child$30 (saving $8)
    • 24 Hour PassExplorer Bus
      + Museum
      + Kelly Tarlton's
    • Adult$95 (saving $27.50)
    • Child$50 (saving $15)
    • 48 Hour PassExplorer Bus
      + Museum
      + Sky Tower
    • Adult$100 (saving $22.50)
    • Child$45 (saving $10)
    • 48 Hour PassExplorer Bus
      + Museum
      + Kelly Tarlton's
    • Adult$105 (saving $27.50)
    • Child$55 (saving $15)
    • 48 Hour PassExplorer Bus
      + Museum
      + Kelly Tarlton's
      + Sky Tower
    • Adult$130 (saving $31.50)
    • Child$65 (saving $17)

Stop info

Bus TimetableFirst bus 9.30am, last Red Tour bus 4.30pm, last Blue Tour bus 3.30pm
LocationOutside South Entrance, Auckland Domain
Opening HoursOpen 10:00am - 5:00pm daily
AdmissionEntry fees apply to international visitors and cultural performances
AccessFull access including wheelchairs
ToiletsToilet facilities available inside