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You can find a great selection of museums here in New Zealand, representing our natural, European and Maori heritage. There’s many museums to choose from, for example, history museums, sport museums and transport museums. These museums promise to educate everyone about our strong culture, which adds to your travel experience.


musNew Zealand museums care for more than 40 million items relating to out history and contribute to our national identity. Generating in excess of 1000public exhibitions and publications and attracting over 8 million visits each year, museums are a top attraction for New Zealand’s overseas visitors. Museums play a vital role in the national heritage, education, leisure and tourism sectors and they demonstrate and profile New Zealand’sinnovation and leadership internationally.


Discover stories of New Zealand in Wellington Te Papa Tongarewa in New Zealand’s national museum and art gallery. Here, you can visit a traditional marae (sacred meeting place) or get shaken up in an earthquake simulator. And don’t miss the Colossal Squid exhibit and 3D movie which is hugely popular with the kids.


Car and transport museums showcase New Zealand’s transport history, housing collection of vintage and classic cars, trucks, horse drawn carriages, fire engines, motors and other auto memorabilia. MOTAT in Western Springs, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and leading transport and technology museum where history comes alive. Visitors are taken on an interactive journey through many of the technological achievements that have helped shape New Zealand. If you want to give the kids a treat, then this is definitely the place to go with fun and affordable holiday experiences and activities to keep them and the whole family entertained for hours.