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 Raag Time Band

Cold winter days are perfect for a cosy afternoon of listening to live music and the place to be is the NZ Maritime Museum. The museum’s Mid-Winter Music...

Join the Exhibition!

For the month of May, families can escape the chillier weather with art activities at the Maritime Museum. As part of our latest exhibition Once Upon an Ocean...

For people living in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the sea is integral to our identity. Ko au te wai, ko te wai ko au: I am the water and the water is...

Dravuni: Sivia yani na vunilagi - Beyond the Horizon

Dravuni: Sivia yani na vunilagi - Beyond the Horizon explores cultural transmission in the digital age, belonging and place-making, legends and storytelling....

Once Upon An Ocean

26 February – 12 June 2016 ‘Once Upon An Ocean’ tells stories of exploration, immigration and imagination. It speaks to all those things that make us who we...

Breeze Harbour Sailing on the Waitemata

Test your sea legs with a two and half hour taster sailing aboard Breeze and experience what life was like for sailors of the 19th Century. 

Ted Ashby sailing in the Waitemata Harbour

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

As part of our latest exhibition Once Upon an Ocean: Stories in Tape Art, we are inviting budding artists to come to the museum and create their own...

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.

Tena koutou katoa, The Roots Creative Entrepreneurs have worked with the Waitemata Youth Collective to create an exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum...

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.

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