Auckland War Memorial Museum - Auckland, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 36° 51.608 E 174° 46.668
60H E 301901 N 5918338
Quick Description: The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history (and especially the history of the Auckland Region), natural history, as well as military history.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 11/26/2014 8:50:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMMZ0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member psychrn
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Long Description:
The museum houses a large collection of Maori and Pacific Island artefacts and treasures, including for example three entire buildings, including Hotunui, a large carved meeting house built in 1878 at Thames, and Te Toki a Tapiri, a waka taua (war canoe) from 1830. The museum also stores a photographic collection of 1.2 million images, and stores and exhibits 1.5 million natural history specimens from the fields of botany, entomology, geology, land vertebrates and marine biology. The stated goal is to eventually possess specimens from all New Zealand species.[9]

There is also an extensive permanent exhibition covering wars, both within New Zealand and New Zealand's participation in overseas conflicts. This exhibition is linked to the War Memorial, and for example shows models of Maori pas (earth fortifications) and original Spitfire and Mitsubishi Zero aeroplanes. The Museum holds the largest collection of applied and decorative arts in New Zealand and selections are currently displayed in the Landmarks and Encounters Galleries.

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List Entry Status: Registered
List Entry Type: Historic Place Category 1
List Number: 94
Date Entered: 27th June 1985
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 6/27/1985

Type of history commemorated (short description):
New Zealand history, natural history and military history

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:

Year placed: 1929

Admission fees if any: 25.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of operation:
Open daily, Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm ANZAC Day: opens 6.45am Christmas day: Closed

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