Winter highlights at the Auckland Museum

Winter highlights at the Auckland Museum

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The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of those must-see attractions when you're in Auckland. Every year it hosts some of New Zealand's finest exhibitions and events, and what better season to wander its historic confines than winter?

These are two exhibitions currently on display this winter.

Moana - My Ocean

It's taken two years and the involvement of some of the world's best in the marine industry, but the Moana - My Ocean exhibit has finally arrived.

The mysteries of the Kermadec trench and islands are revealed in this free attraction available daily from July 21 to October 28.

From The Summit - Hillary's Enduring Legacy

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic climb to the summit of Mt Everest, with an intimate exhibition looking at his ascent and the extraordinary legacy he left in Nepal.

Sir Ed's legacy and endeavours are on display for the public for free to visit from April 19 until September 29. You can even get an insight into the mind of this brilliant but humble man by reading his personal account of the ascent in his diary, which is part of the exhibit.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is open daily, except Christmas Day, from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is a $10 donation, or FREE if you're an Aucklander! (just take proof of your address).

Make sure you see these excellent exhibitions this winter, travelling from overseas, around the country or you're a local.

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