We're committed to making the Maritime Museum accessible for everyone. Here is some information to help you get to and around the museum.

Public Transport

It's easy to get to the museum by bus, train or ferry. Sheltered seating is available at the Ferry Building or Britomart Transport Centre which is 400 metres from our entrance.


There are two accessible car parks 100 metres from our entrance. These car parks are free for 180 minutes. To access them, enter the Viaduct Harbour at the corner of Quay & Hobson Streets and drive towards Te Wero Island.

If these parks are full or you think you may need longer the next best alternative is the Downtown Car Park. This is 280 metres from the museum entrance and has nine accessible car parks. 

Discounted car parking vouchers for the Downtown Car Park are also available with your museum entry, just park here and then ask at our front desk.

Getting Around

  • All support animals are welcome on the premises.
  • Most of the museum's facilities can be accessed by all customers. There is one ship 'Rewa' in the Landfalls Gallery that is only accessed by stairs, but everything else has an alternative ramp.
  • Gallery doors are also smoke stop doors and may be heavy to open. If you have limited strength or are using a mobility device please let us know and we can provide assistance.
  • There are two accessible toilets located on the lower level of the museum.

If you have any questions about accessibility please don't hesitate to ask our friendly staff.