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Christmas Night at the Museum


Christmas Night at the Museum

Come along this weekend and experience 'Urbanlife Live' - a 'lyrics and beats' hip hop workshop and three incredible theatre performances are part of the line-up. See all six of the installations created by youth to express the way they feel about life in Auckland and then join a workshop with hip hop producer Anonymouz on Saturday or see Massive Company's Ensembles perform live in our galleries this Sunday.
More Information here
Go behind the scenes of Massive Company's project on YouTube


Discover all that’s good about Christmas past at this very special night. Convert your host, Ebeneezer Scrooge from humbug to the spirt of Christmas. Visit Father Christmas in his Victorian grotto, make decorations and add to WWI Christmas care packages. Find the perfect gifts at our Victoriana Market, then reward yourself with a glass of mulled wine. All at the Museum's first ever 'Christmas Night at the Museum'.
Don't miss out - book your tickets now and save $5
Thurs 20 Dec & Fri 21 Dec, 6–8.30pm, $20 presales, $25 door sales (includes a treat from Father Christmas), bookings recommended.
Read more and book here


Next Friday Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author Dava Sobel will share the stories and the science behind her latest book A More Perfect Heaven - How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos in a lecture at Auckland Museum. Don't miss this opportunity, brought to you by the Museum Circle, to meet the author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter and hear how she captures these magic moments of scientific discovery and turns them into gripping reads.
Book your ticket and listen to an interview with Dava here
This week Dava, a self-confessed 'eclipse chaser' witnessed her eighth eclipse and you can read more in our latest blog


Crowd numbers for last Sunday's Armistice Day service swelled to more than 1500 and included The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. After attending the moving Armistice Day service, Prince Charles met with a special group of veterans in the Museum's Members' Lounge. The Museum was also privileged to share two special collection items with The Prince of Wales - a rare copy of the Highgrove Florilegium and Sir Edmund Hillary's expedition diary.
See photos of the Royal visit on our Facebook page
Read the personal recollections from one of our staff on our blog

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