Set sail for family fun at the New Zealand Maritime Museum! Climb aboard Ted Ashby for a sailing adventure and let the kids hoist sails, explore galleries, and challenge the family to virtual games. Enjoy free crafts and storytime on select days and don't miss the exploding cannon fire at noon! Best of all, entry is FREE for Aucklanders. Discover more below!

Ted Ashby Heritage Sailing

Tue - Sat, 10:30am and 11:30am | From $15 per child

Set sail aboard heritage vessel Ted Ashby for an hour-long cruise on Auckland's Waitematā Harbour. The kids can help hoist the sails, then sit back and enjoy views of the city skyline and Harbour Bridge.


Free Family Events 

Storytime: Fridays 10:30am - 11am | Sunday crafts: Sundays, 10am - 2pm | Free

Add a splash of creativity to your Sunday with our whānau-friendly crafts, or join us every Friday at the museum's bach for lively and interactive storytime. Both activities are FREE, no bookings required. 

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Learn & Play

Dive into our interactive galleries and travel back to the 1840s to experience life on the high seas in our moving rocking cabin. Or, put your creativity to the test and build your very own virtual America's Cup yacht and challenge your family to a race!

Explore the Galleries

Set Sail on Ted Ashby

Getting to the Museum

The closest car parking is at the Downtown Car Park with access from Customs Street West. There is an overhead walkway that connects this car park to the pedestrian precinct outside the Museum.

There is mobility parking in Downtown Car Park.

Princes Wharf Car Park is also close-by but is more expensive than Downtown Car Park.

The Britomart Transport Centre is just 10 minutes' walk from the Museum, making it easy to get to from the bus or the train.

Use the AT app from Auckland Transport to plan journeys across Auckland’s public transport network. 

Passenger ferries run to several Auckland suburbs. The ferry terminal is a five-minute walk from the Museum.

Additional ferry services from Great Barrier Island, Rakino Island, Pine Harbour and Waiheke Island are also available from the terminal. 

Use the AT app from Auckland Transport to plan journeys across Auckland’s public transport network. 

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