Edmiston Gallery

Maritime art expressing the spirit of a seafaring nation

Generously supported by the Edmiston Trust, the Edmiston Gallery showcases artworks from both the Museum's and the Edmiston Trust's collection plus a range of temporary exhibitions. The Gallery also tells the story of New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster in which 189 aboard the Royal Navy corvette Orpheus men lost their lives.

Wreck of HMS Orpheus by Admiral Richard Brydges Beechey
HMS Orpheus was wrecked on the west coast of Auckland in 1863. Of the 259 men assumed to be on board, 189 lost their lives.  
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September 29 2017 - April 29 2018 An installation by Jae Kang that invites visitors to touch and play Often galleries and museums are off-limits to visitors as...
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18 March - 3 September 2017 Explore the journeys made by migrants to New Zealand in a compelling exhibition inspired by real-life experiences. Created by...
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Powerful ethereal imagery, compelling conceptual drawings and models make up the latest exhibition At the Water’s Edge on at the New Zealand Maritime Museum...
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Dravuni: Sivia yani na Vunilagi - Beyond the Horizon explores cultural transmission in the digital age, belonging and place-making, legends and storytelling....
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For people living in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the sea is integral to our identity. Ko au te wai, ko te wai ko au: I am the water and the water is...
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17 October 2015 to 8 February 2016, celebrating changing beach fashions and fun since the early 1900s.
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Courtesy of the Stewart Family
This exhibition features a selection of paintings by W. W. Stewart (1898-1976) and photographs which capture the romance of the steam ferry era.
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From folk art to ship souvenirs, navigational equipment to flags, we’re unveiling the weird and wonderful treasures from the Museum's archive.