Haere mai, our first annual Festive Fun Day is coming soon and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Bring your whānau/family and friends and enjoy some Christmas cheer with Santa, storytelling, live music, face-painting, Mini Māuis pop up, and sailing on our heritage vessels. Find pressies for your loved ones or treat yo’self to the lovely taonga and goodies on sale at our handmade market. Plus enjoy all that our museum has to offer!

Book now to ensure your spot for a Festive Sailing on our heritage vessel Ted Ashby, sailing at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

Festivities by the sea

Family-friendly activities, live music, Santa on-site, storytelling, handmade market stalls, sailings and more! Free entry, sailings additional. 




Oh My Cookie with Gina Ng

Handmade sugar cookies including Paint Your Own packs.

Pepperkins Crafts with Amy Pepper 

Handmade toys and decorations, including knitted rabbits, crochet toy monsters, fabric whales and felt clouds.

Ted Armitage Wood Crafts

Beautifully crafted spatulas, carved bowls and more, made from recycled timbers.

Trade Aid: Handmade change

A selection of fair-trade food items, craft, jewelry, homeware items and Christmas decorations.

Studio Sue

Art prints and stationery including greeting cards, gift tags, notepads & notebooks.

Tirimoana Honey

Raw honey, bees wax, beeswax food wraps, honey dippers

Matakana Botanicals

Great Barrier Island Bee Co. bath and body care products.

Maritime Museum Pop-up Shop

Sustainable and locally sourced Museum products including great gifts, books and toys.

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