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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.

Christmas Sewing and Craft Workshops

Think about others and the environment this Christmas Get ready for the Christmas holidays and meet the Maritime Museum and Sew Love Tea Do for Christmas...


2015 is the first year for Urbanesia Festival, an Auckland Council programme to celebrate the Pacific Arts and Culture in Auckland. As part of the Urbanesia...

17 October 2015 to 8 February 2016, celebrating changing beach fashions and fun since the early 1900s.

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.

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.  

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. 

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

More details coming soon!

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.