HMS Orpheus was wrecked on the west coast of Auckland in 1863. Of the 259 men assumed to be on board, 189 lost their lives.
Maritime art expressing the spirit of a seafaring nation
Generously supported by the Edmiston Trust, the Edmiston Gallery showcases artworks from both the Museum's and the Edmiston Trust's collection. The Gallery also plays host to travelling exhibitions which showcase some of New Zealand's finest artists. All artworks displayed reflect aspects of New Zealand's rich maritime heritage.