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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 selected 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 – 7 September The work of two jewellers appears in a pop-up show at The New Zealand Maritime Museum. Wharfwear & Wharfware by Finn Ferrier explores...

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

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.

The Rocking Cabin

A Night at the Museum’s Library - A 'White Gloves' experience in the Bill Laxon Maritime Library

As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, the Maritime Museum are hosting 'Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 48  - ‘The Maritime Edition’

Clever Kiwis

From fascinating inventions to true New Zealand ingenuity, the New Zealand Maritime Musuem is pushing the boat out with ‘Clever Kiwis’ during the school...

Several maritime themed events are being held during the Heritage Festival, highlighting Auckland's nautical figures.