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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.


Cold winter days are perfect for a cosy afternoon of listening to live music and the place to be is the NZ Maritime Museum. The museum’s Mid-Winter Music...

Guardians of the Sea

Head down to the New Zealand Maritime Museum these school holidays for fun, sailing and plenty of creativity! Our July school holiday programme: Activities are...

For people living in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the sea is integral to our identity. Ko au te wai, ko te wai ko au: I am the water and the water is...

Dravuni: Sivia yani na vunilagi - Beyond the Horizon

Dravuni: Sivia yani na Vunilagi - Beyond the Horizon explores cultural transmission in the digital age, belonging and place-making, legends and storytelling....

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. 

Ted Ashby sailing in the Waitemata Harbour

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

Anzac women of war – our unsung heroines

After a sell-out season in 2014, the critically acclaimed story of Sister Anzac is returning to the NZ Maritime Museum. The nine special promenade performances...

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.  

DOMINION MONARCH / Shaw, Savill and Albion  Auckland Maritime Society Collection, New Zealand Maritime Museum

On September 3rd we will remember those who served and lost their lives in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. The annual Auckland remembrance...

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.

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

Tena koutou katoa, The Roots Creative Entrepreneurs have worked with the Waitemata Youth Collective to create an exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum...