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October, 2019

This is a repeating event

Tue01Oct6:00 pm8:30 pmNight at the Museum - Landlubbers to Scurvy Dogs6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Auckland MuseumType:Museums and Galleries,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Night at the Museum 2019


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Auckland Museum

Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Future dates

Wednesday 2 October 2019 6:00 pmThursday 3 October 2019 6:00 pmSunday 6 October 2019 6:00 pmFriday 11 October 2019 6:00 pmSunday 13 October 2019 6:00 pm

Event Details

Ahoy ye families!

Grab a torch and join Auckland Museum’s adventurers and suffer a sailor’s life on-board, as you navigate the southern oceans with Cook and company.

It’s going to be all hands on deck as you learn how to behave in His Majesty’s Royal Navy – avoid the dreaded cat o’ nine tails and sample some delightful 18th century naval food. Mmmm, pease porridge, anyone?

Discover stories and traditions of tangata whenua as encountered by that first bewildered bunch of seafarers. And how do you communicate if you don’t speak the same language? Try to dodge muddles and mix-ups once we reach the Pacific.

Have you got what it takes? Batten down the hatches and join in the fun in this overboard quest.

Night at the Museum includes access to the new exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour.


Earlybird Tickets $25 per person until 8 September

Standard tickets $30 per person.


Auckland MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province.