The Auckland War Memorial Museum has ensured the upholding and the glorification of the Māori culture - the traditional culture of the indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand. In order to keep the heritage alive in people’s memories, many stories of the historical Māori life in New Zealand are told by the museum through talks, tours, exhibitions and programmes. Many items and souvenirs resembling the Māori culture are sold in the museum shop and also online.
New Zealand has a rich history of maritime navigation, spanning from the Maori voyages of maritime exploration to the European naval conquests of the region. The New Zealand Maritime Museum houses the most extensive collection of naval artefacts in New Zealand and is a celebration of this rich maritime tradition. Situated across from the Viaduct Harbour, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. Inaugurated in 1993, the New Zealand Maritime Museum conducts a variety of activities during the week to reaffirm the people’s connection to the ocean.
Museum of Transport and Technology is a one-of-a-kind attraction in Auckland, New Zealand. With an area of over 40 acres, it is the largest museum of technology, transport and social history. The place is nicknamed MOTAT and is famous for providing an interactive platform to know about the history of New Zealand and its achievements. The attraction also includes fun activities and programs to enable a complete learning experience to visitors of all age groups. These programs consist of stories, the country's heritage, culture, technology and transport exhibitions, all put together in a way that makes learning an exciting activity.
Howick is a small village consisting of the old fanciable houses and cottages located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is a place where history itself comes alive. Howick is a beautiful historical establishment reflecting the history of the colonization period. The idea of a living historical village came from the members of the Howick Historical Society. In order to preserve the fading remains of the Fencible life, they came to the conclusion of converting Howick into a living museum. It took almost 8 years to develop this living museum and finally on 8th March 1980, the Howick colonial village was officially inaugurated by Allen Highet.