What's on

Love the Sea

From January to June 2015 we're celebrating everything we love about about the sea. Whether it's ocean conservation, protecting our marine life, sailing the open water or the stories of love and loss, you can experience it at the Museum.

Love the Sea trail

We love the sea! Find out what makes our oceans and beaches so special with a Love the Sea themed trail to keep the kids entertained.

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.

Matariki at the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum will be popping up as part of ‘Matariki on Your Waterfront’, offering self-guided activities and special trails in and around Museum. 

Be a Captain for a day this July School Holidays, as part of our 'Kiwis at Sea' programme.  

Bean Rock Lighthouse

Enjoy a special anniversary guided sailing to Bean Rock, Auckland’s most well-known lighthouse.