Before you visit

The Museum is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am - 5pm.
Final public admissions are at 4pm each day.

Entry to the Museum is free for Auckland Region residents with valid proof of address.

  • Adults $24

  • Seniors/Students $19 

  • Children $12

  • Family Pass $58


  • Seniors / Students must have proof of their status e.g. valid Gold card, student ID etc
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • A Family Pass consists of 2 adults & 2 children, or 1 adult & 3 children
  • All minors must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times

We are committed to making the Maritime Museum accessible to everyone. Most of the Museum’s facilities can be accessed by all customers. Most exhibits have ramp access and wheelchairs can be booked onsite – support animals are also welcome.

Sailings on TED ASHBY are wheelchair accessible and will require guests to board and sail using our specialist wheelchair provided. Electric wheelchairs are not permitted.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How to get to the Museum

Bus, train, walk or ferry, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is located on Hobson's Wharf at the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour and down town area.

Getting here

At the Museum

Free wifi is available for Museum visitors.

Network: NZ Maritime Public 
No password is required. Please accept the terms and conditions provided. 

Backpacks and large bags are not allowed inside the galleries. A complimentary bag check is available at our ticket desk. 
Personal belongings can be checked and stored securely in lockers behind the gift shop. 
Although this area is closely monitored by our staff with no public access, personal belongings are left at your own risk. 

Please bring one of the following forms of proof of address for Auckland Region resident prices

  • Library card
  • Drivers license 
  • Utility bill 

Food and drink is not permitted in our galleries, however you are welcome to bring a picnic to be consumed aboard a hertiage sailing trip or on the concourse.

Better yet, grab an organic coffee and tasty treat from Koel cafe, conveniently located in our entrance foyer. Koel is open 8am - 4pm Mon - Fri and 9am - 4pm on weekends.

You are welcome to take photos and videos inside the Museum for personal use only. 

Please contact us in advance for public-use filming or photography. 

Guided Tours

Join our friendly guides as they bring to life the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand's voyaging history. Group tours depart regularly from the ticket desk or can be booked in advance.

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Visitor Map (te reo Māori)1MB PDF
Visitor Map (English) 1MB PDF
Visitor Map (Chinese) | 访客地图1MB PDF
Visitor Map (French) | Carte des visiteurs1MB PDF
Visitor Map (Japanese) |ビジターマップ1MB PDF
Visitor Map (Spanish) | Mapa de visitantes1MB PDF
Visitor Map with Alt Text435KB PDF

I loved the trip, I got off the boat many hours ago and have not yet stopped smiling!

Trip Advisor, @Anne16004

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New Zealand Maritime Museum has a Gold Qualmark rating which recognises our exceptional customer experiences and integral sustainable practices.

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