Cunard and the Queens: Lecture with Chris Frame


Cunard and the Queens: Lecture with Chris Frame

Chris Frame returns for a lecture on the Cunard Line and the ‘Queens’. The talk looks at the original Queens, including their wartime service when they took New Zealanders to serve in WWII. 

Friday 23 February, 11am  

Cunard and the Queens: Mary & Elizabeth –

On the day the new Cunard Queen Elizabeth is in Auckland, come on a journey through time and learn about the transatlantic race that resulted in the conception and construction of two of the most illustrious ships in history: The original RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth.

Join Maritime Historian Chris Frame for this image-packed lecture details the famed careers of these legendary ships, and includes information on how they were built, their impact on Britain’s recovery from the Great Depression and their service in World War II.

We also trace the Queens role in the tourist boom of the 1940’s and 50’s as well as their eventual decline and retirement. Featuring wonderful video of the ship’s being launched, as well as their entry into service, this lecture can’t be missed!

Free to attend, tea & coffee provided.


  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

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