New Learning Space at the Museum

The New Zealand Maritime Museum is the proud owner of a sleek new Learning Space. 

The former 'Crow's Nest' has been completely transformed into a functional Learning Space, after undergoing three months of renovations.  

The space has been purpose-built to support the museum,'s continued success in delivering a world class maritime experience to Aucklanders, specifically children and young people, as well as visitors to our city.

The project involved a massive upgrade which transformed the space into a safe, comfortable and well-equipped environment, accessible to pre-booked groups, families, young visitors, community groups and those participating in other museum events and programmes.

And it's already been utilised to host a scientific symposium by Plankton Planet and art display curated by Sarah-Jane Blake. The museum's popular school holiday programme is also being held in the space, which day to day will primarily be used as a learning space for booked school groups.    

The Learning Space was made possible by our supporters and funders.

Primary Funder: Regional Facilities Auckland


With additional funding from:



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Key subcontractors:  


  • 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

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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