What's on: Aztecs

Experience the glorious and dramatic story of the Aztec Empire - with over 200 cultural treasures from Mexico’s major museums.


 © Museo del Templo Mayor

Event Type:
Special event
13 September 2014 to 1 February 2015
09.30 AM to 05.00 PM

This colourful blockbuster exhibition showcases stories about Aztec daily life, beliefs, devotion, war and even human sacrifice - through archaeological finds, intricate models and multi-media. It also explores their downfall at the hands of the Spanish and their resounding legacy.

Discover striking objects ranging in size from small bracelets to a life-size eagle warrior. One of the many exhibition highlights includes walking into the Great Temple, reconstructed at one-tenth real size, to explore aspects of the Aztec’s afterlife.

There is something for visitors of all ages with a children’s trail and even gold bracelets and pendants from sunken Spanish ships!

Make a note in your diary – as this is a cultural experience not to be missed!

Aztecs was developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in partnership with Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (CONACULTA-INAH), along with the Australian Museum and Museum Victoria.

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