The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a great place. There’s so much to see and do, and I always seem to discover something new each time I visit. I’ve probably gone a dozen times over the years, and it’s always impressive and good at making me think.
I learned when I visited last year that it is not as wheelchair-friendly as it thinks it is. While my brother enjoyed himself, I was totally wiped! Also, it’s remarkably hard to get into the volcanic eruption exhibit with said chair.
I learned when I visited this year with the lovely ménage-a-moi that a) Aucklanders now get free entry, b) it’s possible to find exhibits that you’ve missed on every single other visit, and c) that there are spots where no one can see you, with no apparent cameras. With epically awesome backgrounds! Perfect for a little naughty photography …
The exhibit behind me is The Reel Adventures of Rudall Hayward: A Pioneer of Aotearoa Film. After we’d finished taking photos we sat down, watched the amazing footage and looked at the impressive cameras he had constructed.
Naturally when I had the chance I just had to flash my boobs for the Scavenger Hunt! And if you click you can see just what he thought of that …
Hooray for not getting kicked out of the museum! And hooray for getting to spend a great afternoon with a good friend whom I don’t see often enough.
If you get the chance, the exhibit is well worth seeing. As is the entire museum.