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

To celebrate our upcoming exhibition 'At the Beach', the Maritime Museum will be bringing the beach to the city centre for Labour weekend. 

Several maritime themed events are being held during the Heritage Festival, highlighting Auckland's nautical figures.

Clever Kiwis

From fascinating inventions to true New Zealand ingenuity, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is pushing the boat out with ‘Clever Kiwis’ during the school...

As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, the Maritime Museum are hosting 'Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 48  - ‘The Maritime Edition’

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.

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

Courtesy of The Stewart Family

This exhibition features a selection of paintings by W. W. Stewart (1898-1976) and photographs which capture the romance of the steam ferry era.

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.  

Ted Ashby sailing in the Waitemata Harbour

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

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. 

Maritime Museum main entrance in Auckland Viaduct