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Voyage To Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

13 Sep 2019 - 15 Mar 2020


Friday 13 September 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 15 March 2020, 5.00pm

Open 10am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day)


Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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09 309 0443


Enter the world of Tupaia, Tahitian high priest, navigator and artist.

Go back in time to 1769 and journey with him on Captain Cook’s Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa.

See the encounters unfold between tangata whenua and Cook’s crew and discover that there’s always more than one side to every story.

Jump on board this Pacific adventure where you can sail a va‘a around the Society Islands, experience life as a sailor, and chart the coastline of Aotearoa.


Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

This exhibition unpacks over 150 bags, exploring their stories and the people who made and used them.

Auckland Heritage Festival embraces our journeys

Celebrations of Auckland’s rich and vibrant heritage will abound in October with events across the region.

Words Carry Weight – Tote Bag Slogan Printing Workshop

Design, print and carry away your very own bespoke slogan on a sturdy canvas tote bag.

Lights on in Tin Tacks Reserve

Tin Tacks Reserve in central Onehunga is to be home to a bright new public artwork in the form of a large free-standing lightbox.