Feel the wind in your hair with a sailing trip on board a historic vessel.
KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Find out how the first polynesian explorers made their way to aotearoa
Meet New Zealand's modern day maritime heroes
SL Puke steaming outside the Museum

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

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From folk art to ship souvenirs, navigational equipment to flags, we’re unveiling the weird and wonderful treasures from the Museum's archive.

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

April School Holiday Programme

From protecting marine life to learning more about our coastline, head along to the Museum's for the 'Save our Seas' school holiday programme. 

Set sail on tall ship Breeze

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

Harry Hawker’s Nautilus cruising on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary in the 1920s. Courtesy of Christchurch City Libraries.

Over 100 years old, motor launch Nautilus spent part of her life rescuing injured troops during World War One. Now she is being lovingly restored.

Maritime Museum main entrance in Auckland Viaduct