Also known as simply the Auckland Museum, the Auckland War Memorial Museum is considered to be one of the most important and most recognised museums in New Zealand. Established way back in 1929, the Auckland War Memorial Museum showcases New Zealand's rich history with a focus on military history and the Auckland Region. The building itself is noted for its unique architecture and neo-classicist style and is considered to be amongst the finest Greco-Roman buildings in the world. Exhibits at the museum include a collection of Māori artefacts and treasures, as well as natural history specimens and a photography collection. Parts of the museum are dedicated to those who lost their lives during the first and second world wars and serve as a war memorial, with two 'Halls of Memory'. The museum has also been listed under New Zealand Historic Places Trust - Category I and a visit is recommended for travellers in Auckland.
General ticket prices cost around $25 for adults and $10 for children
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The military collection
Though designated prayer facilities at Auckland War Memorial Museum will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private area to use during prayer times. Muslim travellers can also visit some of the many mosques in Auckland which are scattered across the city such as the Al Maqtoum Masjid, Lynfield Islamic Centre, the Auckland University Masjid, Al Falaah Islamic Centre, Al Iqra Islamic Centre and the Birkenhead Islamic Center.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Auckland War Memorial Museum can visit some of the many Halal restaurants in Auckland. A few prominent Halal restaurants in Auckland include Kebab City, Zezenya, Ayutthaya Thai Food and Salateen.