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

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...

Guardians of the Sea

Head down to the New Zealand Maritime Museum these school holidays for fun, sailing and plenty of creativity! Our July school holiday programme: Activities are...

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....

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.

Anzac women of war – our unsung heroines

After a sell-out season in 2014, the critically acclaimed story of Sister Anzac is returning to the NZ Maritime Museum. The nine special promenade performances...

DOMINION MONARCH / Shaw, Savill and Albion  Auckland Maritime Society Collection, New Zealand Maritime Museum

On September 3rd we will remember those who served and lost their lives in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. The annual Auckland remembrance...

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.