Monday, May 1, 2017

Back at the Auckland Museum


Last Friday morning we drove 2 hours to Auckland so the other half could get his car radio fixed plus drop off my youngest to his Nana so he could go back up north with his dad. We were planning to check out Waikumete Cemetery, a place where some of my ancestors rest but instead I got voted out by the other half and my daughter and we ended up at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.


Ever since I was little this has always been one of my favourite places. Above is the stained glass ceiling which sits over the 3rd floor of the museum.


On the 1st floor is a section dedicated to NZ's Maori culture with a traditional whare (meeting house) and storage house. Inside the whare these carvings and weavings have been here for years but it was nice to see that some of them are being restored.



This part is on the 3rd floor and is dedicated to not just the ANZACS but also those who have served for our country with names on the walls including that of my dad's uncle who served in World War 2.

These photos are only a small portion of what is inside the museum, but I think overall I was a little disappointed as there are quite a few modern new displays in place of some of the old traditional ones.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday for this one.

10 comments:

  1. I love this museum too. Any visitors to our area will be treated to this gem.

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  2. I don't think museums can afford to remain static these days but maybe they will reinvent new ways to display some of your favourite artefacts.

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  3. Looks like an amazing place - love the stained glass!

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  4. What a wonderful place! I imagine you enjoyed every minute of it althoguh I do love wandering in old cemeteries. Have a great week and a beautiful Blue Monday! HUGS

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  5. You know I love older museums. The buildings are sometimes just as interesting as the displays.

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  6. A very impressive building for that museum. I especially like the artwork in the whare. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Boa tarde, excelente selecção de fotos do interior do museu, o exterior é uma fabulosa arquitectura.
    Boa semana,
    AG

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