Maritime heritage education is a founding principle for the Museum, and our unique setting offers an inspirational and invigorating learning environment. Our educational focus is on the maritime history of New Zealand, from early Polynesian settlement to modern commercial shipping. We offer term-time school programmes for early childhood, primary and secondary age students, as well as activities during the school holidays. Altogether we provide educational experiences for more than 15,000 participants every year.

We hold a Ministry of Education Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) contract, and we are committed to delivering high quality educational programmes.