The Maritime Museum is now open.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, last entry at 3pm (usually 10am to 5pm).

What’s on

  • Heritage sailings on Ted Ashby resume on weekends from Saturday 4th July, sailing at 11.30am and 1.30pm. We look forward to returning to the full schedule of Tuesday to Sunday soon.
  • Free guided tours resume Saturday 20th June and are currently offered on weekends only at 10.30am.
  • Watch our midday cannon fire at 12 noon from the main concourse.
  • Education programmes and school visits to the Museum will resume in term 3 are booking up quickly.

Health and safety

Under Alert Level 1 we are complying with Ministry of Health guidelines and encourage visitors to stay at home if they feel unwell. The health and safety of our staff and visitors remains our primary concern, and while there are no longer restrictions physical distancing, hand sanitisers are placed throughout the Museum, and all areas are regularly cleaned, including high touch surfaces such as counters, handrails, doors and door handles.

Contact tracing

The Maritime Museum has adopted the government’s voluntary NZ Covid Tracer app QR code system and a poster with the QR code is displayed at the entrance. Signing-in with the QR code is voluntary and enables the Museum to securely share visitor information with the Ministry of Health should the need arise.


An exciting new development is underway with a new family-friendly café coming to the New Zealand Maritime Museum in late 2020. Along with fresh food and casual seating, the Museum will be adding a spacious new entrance and gift shop. When you arrive you’ll notice some construction noise from time to time and see some temporary walls in place.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


For all parcels and package deliveries for the Maritime Museum, please use the side entrance (175) next to Lula’s. Upon arrival, please contact the Museum’s security team using the contact details provided on the door. No parcels or deliveries will be accepted at the main public entrance. 

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