Museums in Auckland Central

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Museums in Auckland Central

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  • Andrea K
    7 contributions
    This is a fantastic museum, we took almost 6 hours in it, food is way too expensive though, it has an amazing collection and we enjoyed it thoroughly 🕊
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Ilovetheatre
    Birmingham, UK287 contributions
    An absolutely unmissable museum. There is so much to see, and the special America's Cup yacht is fab. Make sure you sail out into the harbour on the beautiful Ted Ashby, we did and I got to help hoisting the rigging, wonderful trip. The story of the Polynesian settlers is brilliantly told and the boats and other artefacts on display are fascinating. We also enjoyed the story of what it was like to sail to NZ from Europe in years gone by - horrendous! Well worth a visit.....we visited Dec 2019.
    Written 20 June 2021
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  • Matxin W
    Cheviot, New Zealand4 contributions
    Always love to visit the art gallery when I'm in town -great to see all the NZ artists as well. Perfect place to go on a rainy day.
    Written 10 September 2021
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  • Trudi W
    Auckland Central, New Zealand117 contributions
    I hadn’t been for years, and so decided to go back with an Explore Tāmaki-Makaurau voucher.

    The slightly overgrown in places, well kept but not pristine look of the place actually adds to the vibe, you can easily imagine people living that way, especially when you see the staff walking around in costume.

    The signs are either printed on old school typewriters or hand written and there’s plenty of explanation and guidance available for those keen to learn more. I love that you can go in to the buildings and really explore - the roped off sections appear to be mostly to protect displays, which is fair enough.

    I had a great hour or so just wandering and learning and enjoying. Took plenty of great photos too! Those attached here are just a sample.

    My only niggle (and I understand there was a wedding happening but still) was that the function next door had very loud modern music blasting, which took away from the historic feeling.

    Other than that, awesome, relaxed, well explained and a piece of local history worth exploring
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • carl
    5 contributions
    an amazing experience and well worth the trip,so much to see and learn ,totally recommend this for all the family,just wish night had been clearer
    Written 21 January 2021
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  • motiver2018
    Singapore, Singapore240 contributions
    The centre was closed for the Saturday we were there. Nevertheless we went up via a side track passing by a school field watching the activities taking place. The track up is a short 15 mins walk but you are rewarded with a view of the habour area. A great place to visit on the way to Ambury Farm
    Written 28 June 2018
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  • Sandra S
    Auckland, New Zealand77 contributions
    This museum is very new, and will no doubt grow. Gives you an insight into one of New Zealands treasures, Crown Lynn Pottery and its history commencing in Walton on Thames in the UK. The Curator was very knowledgeable, and gave a very enthusiastic talk about the Museum and his aspirations for the future.The Museum is close to New Lynn Railway Station was easy assess from the city.
    Note a donation would be very much appreciated.
    Written 19 August 2018
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  • NickieF331b
    Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions
    We went as a I group of 26 elderly folk there on a days outing (in winter) and it was soooooooooooooo delightful we spent nearly 2 hours there as though it is not large there is so much to see and the folk to care for it are so knowledgeable on the area. Well worth a good donation!!! Nickie F
    Written 18 August 2019
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  • Garyn M
    Toronto, Canada25 contributions
    We brought our two young boys here expecting to stay for a couple hours. We ended up staying all day, without a break in the kids’ play or learning. There is so much to do, see, explore, read, play, and learn here. There is something for everyone. The owner is passionate about this project and her enthusiasm shows! My kids loved the experiments and learning about so many things in our world through play. A fantastic place to spend a day or more!
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • Mallyjo
    Ngaruawahia, New Zealand26 contributions
    Gallery is well laid out and there are a lot of staff available if you need to ask anything. Great location close to Queen St
    Written 11 September 2013
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  • Brian C
    Auckland Central, New Zealand547 contributions
    The Vaughn Homestead is an old cottage preserved from the early days of Auckland. It has many artifacts of the life back then, and gives visitors insight into this aspect of Auckland history.

    They had some insightful panoramic photos of Auckland separated by a couple of decades (sorry, I forgot the actual dates) that show the immense growth of Auckland over time.

    The cottage is at the end of the lawned area of the Long Bay Regional Park, and is free to enter, although they do ask for a donation. It is worth a visit!
    Written 7 November 2017
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  • Boba M. Baluchova
    Auckland, New Zealand627 contributions
    I visited Artspace NZ in Auckland recently thanks to 'New perspectives' openning exhibition. Nice venue with little library abd few exhibition rooms. The place was full of people because of good timing (Friday night) and good catering (a lot of white wine). As several visitors pointed out: they're interested in social life more than contemporary art... Obviously, the organizers took it into consideration :)
    Written 26 September 2016
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  • Michelle S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
    WOW - check out this little place which showcases fabulous New Zealand talent.

    Currently, Erika Pearce Artist is showcasing her beautiful paintings, which symbolize how beautifully strong a woman is on the inside and out.

    Only true New Zealand, talented Artists obtain the opportunity to showcase here.

    There is also an additional floor of this Studio which allows viewings of various Artworks from all Art forms.

    This gallery is something special if you are looking for that UNIQUE PIECE OF ART!

    Looking for something NO ONE ELSE will ever have ... find that Masterpiece here.
    Written 29 June 2018
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  • MBB1952
    Surfers Paradise, Australia10,760 contributions
    Gow Langsford Galley is across the road from the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. We were able to enjoy the exhibition One Day In The Afternoon Of The Gods by Max Gimblett, it is on show from February 24 to March 19, worth a visit.
    Written 2 March 2016
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  • oogee2016
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    A friendly and informal environment showcasing an extensive range of art work that is well displayed
    Written 27 July 2016
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