Support Us

Make a monetary donation or bequest
With your support, we can direct more resource towards the continued discovery, research, preservation and presentation of New Zealand's maritime heritage. Bequest enquiries can be submitted here.


Donate objects of maritime heritage
The NZ Maritime Museum would like to develop our collections, and we are very grateful for all offers of objects, boats and memorabilia. Donations are considered in the light of established collecting areas, suitability in terms of being able to house and care for objects, and against our current objects. Read more


Join the NZ Maritime Museum Crew
Join the NZ Maritime Museum Crew, receive a host of benefits, and be safe in the knowledge that you're also making a valuable contribution to maintaining New Zealand's maritime heritage. NZ Maritime Museum Crew memberships are available for individual adults, families and corporates. Read more


Offer your time as a NZ Maritime Museum Volunteer
NZ Maritime Museum volunteers bring the museum experience alive for our visitors. They are involved in nearly all aspects of the museum's operations, including crewing our heritage vessel fleet, as tour guides, children's activities assistants and much more. The NZ Maritime Museum welcome enquiries from all potential volunteers. Read more


Become a NZ Maritime Museum sponsor
NZ Maritime Museum is run by a charitable trust, and receives no annual funding from central government.  Corporate sponsorship supplements council funding and our own operational revenue to ensure the museum continues to provide an experience that is rated among the very best maritime museums in the world. Read more