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

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

Ted Ashby

New Zealand Maritime Museum announces a unique opportunity for the public to witness a rare Naval tradition up close and from the water, as the Royal New...

SS Puke Steaming Trip for Valentine’s Day

Have a romantic afternoon for two – or four if you’re keen on a double date - on the beautiful Waitemata Harbour with a trip on the cutest little steam tug on...

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...

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.

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.  

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.

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. 

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