Auckland War Memorial Museum


The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

One of my first attractions hitting Auckland, was the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Why not start the travel with educating myself, getting a few historical background on the land I’m stepping on!

20140620_112009_resizedYou’ll be seeing a lot of my forehead

My partner and I thought the place would be close by, fortunately we took the taxi most of the way up because we actually saw that the museum was on top of a very large hill (looks like a dormant volcano).

20140620_112109_resizedFront-desk

Basic layout of the museum, made it very easy for a foreigner to navigate about. I really liked the exterior of the building, because it reminded me of those British architecture back in World War I.

20140620_113036_resized

I’ll update once again to get the price of the entry tickets, because above was just the price for the cultural performance. We made it on time to see a fabulous performance by the Maori performers at the museum. Man, was the harmony amazing! You can definitely see how rich their culture was, with their games, songs and dances, so beautiful.

20140620_113011_resized20140620_114526_resized

  I actually recorded us on the trip, so once I get the time I’ll upload. I got on where they performed a song of theirs, you’ll get to hear their wonderful voices. What me and my partner agreed on, was that their performance of the Hakka (war dance) was memorable! Seeing it live, gave the exotic and native feel very different from always watching it on TV.

20140620_120602_resized

He’s checking out his new ride… haha kidding. It looks tiny here, but it’s soooo long and the carving was brilliant. Like imagine just carving away, all those intricate details damn.

So we checked out the rest of the museum, it wasn’t too large so you can finish the place in about 2 to 3 hours. A lot of Maori culture, weapons and the everyday objects they used back then. There was this Maori house they had near the exit of the museum, it required you to remove your shoes before you head inside. We didn’t go in because I wasn’t bothered to remove my shoes haha, but you see two people working on a pillar and I think they were carving.

Like I said, I’ll upload the video we took at the museum soon. Keep reading!


UPDATE:

Found  the price, and it’s $90NZ per adult. I’ve finally had the chance to upload the videos during the trip yay! I’ll upload it on another post

RATE: 3/5

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s