Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is an historical structure built for displaying  Aotearoa’s most ancient artifacts and taonga that have been preserved.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is located In the Auckland Domain near the C.B.D. It is also a great place to learn about the most historical artifacts around Aotearoa and Auckland. It looks like a big concrete beehive and is spread over three stories with thirty display areas and galleries.
People moving in and out of the museum make it look like a bee-hive too.  

The Wharenui is a sacred place where people are expected to walk very silently without their shoes. The carved wooden rafters and beams show skills the Maori Craftsman have.
The volcanic room is found on the second floor of the museum. People go there to learn about the volcanic history of Aotearoa. It also provides the visitors with a first hand experience of a volcanic eruption.
Next to the volcanic room is the aquatic room which has a massive range of preserved sea creatures. The aquarium has a crayfish which is about two metres long as its main attraction. This room provides a lot of learning opprtunities for its visitors.
The War Memorial has a list of names of all the brave sldiers who fought in the World Wars and died serving their country, Aotearoa.
Aucklanders who haven't been to the museum should visit the museum to  learn about New Zealand and Pacific history. It will enlighten them about their past.