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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.

The Maritime Crew

Join us on May 22 for a special sailing on our scow Ted Ashby to celebrate the release of the Maritime Crew's new album Rolling the Whole World Around.  The...

Join the Exhibition!

For the month of May, families can escape the chillier weather with art activities at the Maritime Museum. As part of our latest exhibition Once Upon an Ocean...

Chris Priestly and Nora West

Music and stories by the sea is the perfect way to spend time with mum this mother’s day. The NZ Maritime Museum will be kicking off their new winter music...

Once Upon An Ocean

26 February – 12 June 2016 ‘Once Upon An Ocean’ tells stories of exploration, immigration and imagination. It speaks to all those things that make us who we...

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.

As part of our latest exhibition Once Upon an Ocean: Stories in Tape Art, we are inviting budding artists to come to the museum and create their own...

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.  

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.