Getting Here

New Zealand Maritime Museum is located in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets and is easily accessible by a variety of transport options.

Bus, Train and Ferry

The Museum is a short 10-minute walk from Britomart Transport Centre and the Ferry Building. We are also a 5 to 10-minute walk from nearby bus stops such as those located on Lower Albert Street, Hobson Street and Commerce Street.

To help you plan your journey across Auckland’s public transport network visit Auckland Transport. Hyperlink to (https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/)


Cars & Parking

We recommend parking at Downtown Car Park, with access from Customs Street West.
Museum visitors can purchase half price car parking vouchers (either half or full day) from our ticketing desk. Simply use the discounted voucher at the pay station inside the carpark to validate your ticket when you return to your car.

There is mobility parking in Downtown Car Park.

An overhead walkway connects this car park to the pedestrian area outside the Museum.

The Eastern Viaduct carpark in front of the Museum is now permanently closed and has been transformed into a public, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly space. Drop offs are still available.


Accessibility

  • 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.
  • There is mobility parking in Downtown carpark.
  • The museum is a short walk from the Ferry terminal and Britomart train and bus stations.

The Eastern Viaduct carpark in front of the Museum is now permanently closed and has been transformed into a public, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly space. Drop offs are still available, and there is still a taxi stand in front of the Museum. 

If you have specific access needs and are unsure of the best options for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email so we can assist you. We may be able to make special arrangements. Emai bookings@maritimemuseum.co.nz or phone 09 373 0828


Taxi

There is a taxi stand in front of the Museum. 


Tour Bus

Hop on and off the Auckland Explorer or Hassel Free Tour bus, which stops on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets. 


Bike

Bike stands are directly in front of the Museum’s entrance, under the large KZ1 yacht.