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

18 March - 3 September 2017 Explore the journeys made by migrants to New Zealand in a compelling exhibition inspired by real-life...

Our popular Mid-Winter Music sessions are back this season with live music from May - August at the museum. The free weekend afternoon...

For a limited time only over Autumn/Winter 2017 the Maritime Museum will be offering a unique sailing experience on the waka Aotearoa One....

*This event is sold out*   Plankton Planet is bringing together experts in Māori waka and sailing tradition with international scientists...

Come to the Maritime Museum and take part in art workshops for adults facilitated by Connect the Dots - the Auckland based charitable trust...

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.

Come and enjoy traditional shanties and contemporary songs of the sea on the first Sunday of every month at 1pm. 

Photograph: Nando Azevedo

Photograph: "Every time I come to the ocean I feel close to home. It's one of the places I can come and lose my mind in it." Tazmine,...

It’s time to celebrate our volunteers! This week (June 18 to 24) represents National Volunteer Week. Although we are grateful every day to...

Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake’s vessel Seamaster, returns to New Zealand on Saturday July 1 for the first time since the death of the Kiwi...

Monday 10 July – Friday 21 July Our July school holiday programme is inspired by our current exhibition The Journey of a Million Miles. The...

The New Zealand Maritime Museum is currently exhibiting SeaCharger - the world’s first unmanned surface vessel to cross an ocean using only...

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over the weekend? Bring them into the Maritime Museum to meet our roving characters and take...

Get out on the Waitemata harbour with our newest heritage vessel Nautilus. With a maximum capacity of 8 it is an intimate and fascinating...

Aerial of Auckland Harbour 1940.

Hobson Wharf is currently undergoing essential repairs to fix the concrete beams and pile below. A recent condition assessment of the 80-...

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...