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Maths Craft Festival

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Museum Circuit Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at the Maths Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday September 9-10 in the Events Centre at The Auckland Museum.

The Maths Craft Festival will be returning to the Auckland Museum in September. This time located in the amazing Event Centre; a circular, fully glazed room on the roof of the museum with 360 degree views of the city and harbour, and lots of natural light, perfect for crafting! Featuring a collection of craft creation stations as well as public talks by mathematicians and crafters, the weekend-long celebration of maths promises to engage people of all ages. Knit a mathematical knot, crochet a Möbius strip, fold an origami octahedron, draw an impossible triangle, colour a Latin square, or listen to guest speakers talk about the fascinating relationships between maths and craft in the Museum’s Auditorium. Enthusiastic volunteers, experienced in both mathematics and crafts, will make you feel at home no matter what your age or background. And there will be lots of space and seating, so you can stay and craft all day!

Open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious. No booking is required. Entry to the festival is free with a museum ticket (which is free for NZ residents). 

Public Talks

Come listen to our guest speakers give fascinating talks about the relationships between maths and craft. There will be five public talks. Click on the images below for more information about each talk. 

  • Professor Bernd Krauskopf and Professor Hinke Osinga (University of Auckland)
  • Dr Michael Assis (University of Melbourne)
  • Associate Professor Clemency Montelle (University of Canterbury)
  • Ms Elizabeth Chesney (University of Canterbury)
  • Associate Professor Burkard Polster (Monash University)


The Maths Craft Festival will be located in the Events Centre of the Auckland War Memorial Museum and will be open from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. No booking is required. Entry to the festival is free with a museum ticket (which is free for NZ residents). Information about parking and nearby public transport can be found on the Auckland Museum website

Earlier Event: July 5
Inspire Festival
Later Event: February 11
Dunedin Maths Craft Day