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
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RMS RUAHINE

Memories from the past. An online exhibition of four stories from our ANZAC history.

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 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.

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