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Exhibitions, events, kids’ activities and more - see what’s coming up.
Discounted car parking or public transport – getting to the Museum is easy.
Climb aboard a heritage vessel.
Discover the seafaring stories that have shaped New Zealand’s identity.
Research requests, restoration work and the objects in our collection.
Tailored programmes for early childhood through to adult learners.
Ferries were an important part of early travel, connecting New Zealanders with one another in the absence of roads.
As some of the earliest settlers, whalers and sealers survived harsh conditions to work the bountiful hunting grounds around New Zealand’s coasts.
Re-live the stories of immigrants from the 1850s through to the 1960s, as they leave their homes for a life on the other side of the world.