Feel the wind in your hair with a sailing trip on board a historic vessel.
Find out how the first polynesian explorers made their way to aotearoa
Meet New Zealand's modern day maritime heroes

The Auckland Heritage Festival gives us the chance to come together, to learn and share stories of times passed and to discover something new. The Maritime...

Clever Kiwis

From fascinating inventions to true New Zealand ingenuity, the New Zealand Maritime Musuem is pushing the boat out with ‘Clever Kiwis’ during the school...

As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, the Maritime Museum are hosting 'Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 48  - ‘The Maritime Edition’

The Rocking Cabin

A Night at the Museum’s Library - A 'White Gloves' experience in the Bill Laxon Maritime Library

Kiwis at Sea Trail

Our new 'Kiwis at Sea' Young Explorer's trail runs across the Museum and is suitable for children aged 4 to 10.

17 October 2015 to 8 February 2016, celebrating changing beach fashions and fun since the early 1900s.

Work by Sarah Watters

17 July – 7 September The work of two jewellers appears in a pop-up show at The New Zealand Maritime Museum. Wharfwear & Wharfware by Finn Ferrier explores...

Courtesy of The Stewart Family

This exhibition features a selection of paintings by W. W. Stewart (1898-1976) and photographs which capture the romance of the steam ferry era.

SL Puke steaming outside the Museum

SS Puke might just be the cutest steam tug on the water and you can get on board for a trip on selected Saturday afternoons.  

Ted Ashby sailing in the Waitemata Harbour

One hour harbour trips on Ted Ashby head out twice a day, six days a week, so there is plenty of opportunity to climb on board.

NZL 32, or Black Magic, the International America's Cup Class yacht that won the 1995 America's Cup.

Learn about NZ's astonishing maritime achievements, a country which has at one time or another held every significant sailing trophy in the world.

Set sail on tall ship Breeze

Climb aboard a scow, a steam launch or a tall ship and explore the sparkling Waitemata harbour. 

Maritime Museum main entrance in Auckland Viaduct