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Some of the following was taken from the RESOURCE: ©1998 NZ Museums Online

The following museums may have genealogical records on or about some Aucklanders.

Name/URL Contact Details Manuscripts, archives, services Dates, Times, Hours, costs
Auckland Museum / Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland Domain, Domain Drive, Auckland City

Private Bag 92018, Auckland

(64-9) 309 0443

(64-4) 379 9956

NZ's part in the World Wars, cultural and natural history. Provides a list of war veterans who died in the various wars. Library has microfilms of War Medal claims, Armed Constabulary Description Book (NZ Wars) and more. Daily 10am-5pm


University of Auckland

Symonds St, Auckland City

Reference libraries, and online catalogs with a lot of genealogy for Maori.
Butler Point Whaling Museum

Hi Hi Road, Mangonui

P O Box 195, Mangonui

64-9-406 0006

64-9-406 0006

Site of the first American whale ship - 1792, maori pa & Captain William Butler's 1840 house By appointment

Adult $7.50
Children free

Devonport Historical and Museum Society

31A Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland

P O Box 32-044, Devonport, Auckland

64-9-445 2661

Devonport's historic church, from Maori - early European settlement

Records from Devonport's institutions, clubs and events, video and film images

Sat-Sun 2pm-4pm or by arrangement


Helensville Pioneer Museum

4 Porter Crescent, Helensville

22 Downer Street, Helensville

64-9-420 7881

Map of Kaipara Harbour wrecks and strandings, collections on pioneer families and oral history tapes Daily 1pm ­ 3.30pm

Adult $2
Children free

Howick Historical Village

Lloyd Elsmore Park, Manukau City

P O Box 38-105, Howick, Auckland


64-9-576 9506

64-9-576 9708

Raupo whares, courthouse, schools, general store, Fencible soliders' cottages, church and forge. Also has a reference library, and membership club Winter 10am - 4pm
Summer 10am - 5pm

Adult $9
Child $4
Family $20

The Huia Settlers Museum

Karamatura Valley, Huia, Auckland

C/- 11 Huia Dam Road, Huia, Auckland

64-9-811 8843

64-9-811 8843

Huia, Cornwallis, Parau, Laingholm, Whatipu, Manukau Harbour and the Waitakere Ranges - pictures, photos, documents and local history books, and maritime disasters Sun 1.30pm­4.30pm or by appointment


Masonic Museum of United Masters Lodge No. 167

Masonic Building, St Benedicts Street, Auckland

C/- 11 Blomfield Spa, Takapuna, Auckland 1009

64-9-377 4906

Masonic library for archive and research - 5,000 books and magazines. Lending department By arrangement


Pioneer Village

Wainui Road, Silverdale

P O Box 27, Orewa, Auckland

64-9-426 8778

Mid-1800s to the 1930s. Gum digging from Orewa to the Whangaparoa Peninsula - photographic collection, archives, reference library, membership club. Summer: Wed-Sun 10am-3pm
Winter Sat-Sun 10am-3pm


Puhoi Bohemian Museum

Puhoi Road, Puhoi

C/- Puhoi Store, Puhoi Bohemian pioneers of Puhoi (1863) farming, kauri logging, etc.

Family history resources, reference library and community involvement.
Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm



The following museums have historical records on Auckland and New Zealand.

Name/URL Contact Details Manuscripts, archives, services Dates, Times, Hours, costs
Confederate Air Force New Zealand Wing Trust P O Box 248, Silverdale, Auckland

64-9-426 3751

64-9-424 8723

Complete collection of flyable World War II aircraft Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5pm by appointment
Sat 9.30am - 5pm

Adult $5
Family $10

Devonport Museum

Vauxhall Rd, Mt Cambria Reserve

History, development & photographs of Devonport Sat & Sun 10am - 5.30 pm
Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Glenbrook Station Road, toward Waiuku

P O Box 13684 Auckland


64-9-235 8595

64-9-625 4057

Hand and motor jigger rides, trains 11 am - 4 pm in season

Adult $9

Child 5-15 $4
Under 5 free

Family $22
Group discounts 15+

Jacksons Museum

Victoria St, Devonport

Cars, sounds, victoriana and collectables. Wed, Sun and Public Holidays. 10am - 5.30pm
Museum Of Transport And Technology (& Social History)

805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

P O Box 44-114, Point Chevalier, Auckland

64-9-846 0199

64-9-846 4242

Historic road transport, early industry, medical and dental pioneers, inventions, large section on pioneers in aviation and villages. Reference library Daily 10am-5pm

Adult $10 Child $5 Family $20

New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Cnr Quay/Hobson Streets, Auckland

P O Box 3141, Auckland

64-9-373 0800

64-9-377 6000

Reference library, galleries. Summer 9am-6pm
Winter 9am-5pm

Adult $10
Child $5
Family $25

The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society


North Street, Ava, Lower Hutt

Mark Cole



NZ Railway's list's on accidents (10,000!), staff lists, newspaper clippings, proceedings, gazettes ... First Sunday Feb-Nov from 2pm to 4.30 pm

Or by prior arrangement


Royal New Zealand Naval Museum


Memorabillia, medals, uniforms and a large collection of photographs. Daily 10am - 4.30pm
Sir Keith Park Memorial Site Large collection of Sir Keith Park's memorabillia from 1920-30's
Warkworth & District Museum

Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth

P O Box 37, Warkworth

64-9-425 7093

Memorabilia, photographs and clothing from the farming and Kauri gum industry Daily 9am-4pm

Adult $4
Child 50 cents
Family $9




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