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“It's refreshing to find a great museum that hasn't been "Disneyfied"”
Review of Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum
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Ranked #2 of 271 things to do in Auckland
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Owner description: Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in wartime.
Melbourne
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“It's refreshing to find a great museum that hasn't been "Disneyfied"”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I first went to the Auckland Museum as a small boy, some 55 years ago. It was a fascinating place then with a great collection of Maori and South Pacific artefacts as well as its war section and other collections. I was delighted to find, 55 years later, that the Museum still houses the same fine collections and that they have been updated and are well displayed and presented without going for the trivialization or over simplification that some museums feel obligated to do to attract and retain the attention and interest of young children - the "Disneyfication" of knowledge as I characterise it. Our two nephews, aged 11 and 13, were kept interested and engaged throughout the whole tour of the museums various collections which, to me, is no mean feat as they seem to have the attention spans of a gnat at times.
The only negative with our visit was the shortage of carparking near the Museum. Hopefully this will be addressed before too long.
Highly recommended!

Visited September 2013
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice and informative”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a good place to go on a rainy day. Especially if there are any special exhibitions I can recommend it. No need to stay there for the whole day. Spend 2-3 hours and if the weather gets better in the meantime, enjoy the view over the harbour and a walk through Auckland Domain.

Visited September 2013
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Croton on Hudson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

A beautiful museum & the Maori presentation is worth viewing. Additionally, the attractive gift shop had a book I'd been searching for, & the cafe has very good food.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great place to know more about NZ History !!!”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This is the by far best place if someone is willing to learn about NZ history and Culture. I had good time here with my friends and family.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A great visit”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

A really great museum and certainty worth a visit. A wonderful overview of New Zealand history and Maori culture.

Visited November 2013
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