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Kiwis at Sea

Until the end of the year, we're celebrating Kiwis At Sea. From fascinating inventions to true New Zealand ingenuity, the Maritime Museum is pushing the boat out and proud to acclaim Aotearoa's finest creations.

Help hoist the sails or sit back and take in the scenery on this fully-catered one-day sailing experience.

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

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.

Breeze Harbour Sailing on the Waitemata

Test your sea legs with a two and half hour taster sailing aboard Breeze and experience what life was like for sailors of the 19th Century. 

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 Saturday afternoons.  

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.

Work by Sarah Watters

17 July – 31 August The work of two jewellers appears in a pop-up show at The New Zealand Maritime Museum. Wharfwear & Wharfware by Finn Ferrier explores...

Hobson Wharf vehicular ferry landing 16 Dec 1916.

Head down to the Harbour on Saturday 1 August and join us for Waterfront Auckland's 4th Birthday celebrations

15 October 2015 to 8 February 2016 'At the Beach: 100 years of summer fashion in New Zealand' will celebrate changing beach fashions and fun since the early...