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Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa

28 Oct 2016 - 21 May 2017

  • Dalvanius Prime
  • Dragon
  • Split Enz
  • Johnny Devlin
  • The Exponents
  • The Chicks. Photo by Bruce King

Friday 28 October 2016, 10.00am - Sunday 21 May 2017, 5.00pm

Open daily 10am-5pm


Auckland Museum, Maunsell Road, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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Free for Aucklanders with proof of residence & ID


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Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa – until May 2017 at Auckland Museum.

Celebrate the music of our nation with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, the first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand music.

A home-grown, hands-on, ears-on exhibition, Volume explores the soundtracks of our lives through vibrant and interactive displays.

From ‘Loyal’ to ‘Royals’, from C’mon to clubs, from ‘Poi Poi Twist’ to ‘Poi E’, Volume is a landmark exhibition about making and performing popular music in Aotearoa.

Volume is a musical journey, starting with today and winding back through the decades to the 1950s. Hear the songs that you’ve fallen in love to, broken up to and everything else in between.

Get up close to hundreds of objects from the personal collections of some of Aotearoa’s most well-known artists. Costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, awards, images and memorabilia will bring the story of New Zealand music to life.

Volume is more than just a history of popular music – you'll be able to:

  • step into a recording studio
  • spin the decks as a DJ
  • flip through records in an 1980s record store
  • unleash your inner rock star
  • learn to play a classic Kiwi song in a 1970s pub
  • step back in time and on to the set of 1960s music show C’mon.

Come and celebrate the richness and diversity of New Zealand music.

Sit back and celebrate local music with the free Volume Sunday Sessions at Auckland Museum.

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