Quirky Collections: Library Talk at the Maritime Museum

Quirky Collections: Library Talk at the Maritime Museum

An Auckland Heritage Festival event

Sunday 7 October


Visit the newly renovated Bill Laxon Maritime Library to learn about the collection relating to the people and vessels of Auckland’s maritime heritage.

Free event, but spaces limited. Refreshments provided.

Book your place now to avoid disappointment 

This event is a chance to delve into the Maritime Museum’s library with Danielle Carter, Archives and Library Manager for the Bill Laxon Maritime Library at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. 

From oral histories with iconic seafarers, navigators and pioneering female captains to passenger and crew diary entries of their voyages at sea, the library is an immense public resource.

In this talk, Danielle will give insights into the library collection and the taonga it holds on the people and the vessels of Auckland’s maritime heritage. Learn what kind of information is sccessible in the Library, for family or academic research, and hear a few of Danielle’s favourite stories found during her on-going explorations of the archives.

This is an opportunity to visit the newly renovated library, understand this public resource better and enjoy light refreshments on the side!


  • 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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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email info@maritimemuseum.co.nz to reserve your place.