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Auckland Museum has just launched our Auckland Museum at Home – an online hub filled with stories, activities, videos and puzzles for the whole family to enjoy for free – and it’s more than you would expect!

Throughout Auckland Museum at Home the stories are separated into different segments so visitors can find the stories they want, whether they want to learn something new, entertain the kids or are just simply looking for something to do.


Children can explore 3D models of our collection, take an interactive quiz about marine life, see inside a whale, or explore life in the ocean. A series of animated short films transport viewers back in time to stories from when the HMB Endeavour arrived in Aotearoa NZ in 1769.


In a series of curated video playlists find out about the cool jobs and amazing activities Auckland Museum staff get up to every day, view videos, including some featured in our Volcanoes gallery and learn some fast facts such as – did you know that ancestors of whales once had legs? Or that Anzac soldiers during WWI turned jam tins into bombs? 

For a deeper look, whether you’re discovering a critically endangered seabird or exploring of the story behind the return of a prized war medal to Aotearoa, the deep dives playlist provides in-depth knowledge on a wide range of topics. For long reads, blogs from the Museum’s archives are revisited about Lucy Cranwell, New Zealand’s first female curator, the Mystery of the Barkcloth Broadsheets, the Sir Edmund Hillary photo archive and more.


Stories contributed to Online Cenotaph provide an account of New Zealand’s history and involvement in WWI, WWII and later conflicts. To contribute to Anzac Day the public are invited to visit the Online Cenotaph and lay a digital poppy in remembrance of a loved one, with more details to be announced around further participation in this day of remembrance to come.


There is also a virtual walk through the galleries of Auckland Museum from home available, using Google Street View, for visitors who are missing seeing inside the galleries.

We’d love it you would share this new FREE webpage, with something for everyone, in any of your coverage or on social channels. 

This page will continually be updated with new videos, articles and activities, so people across NZ are invited to keep coming back to see what’s new and follow Auckland Museum on social channels for updates.