America's Cup Tour

Fridays and Saturdays, 12.15pm - 1pm, from $10

This guided tour speaks to our nation’s vast boatbuilding history right through to modern-day technology. Get up close with the cup, the challenges and contentions of America's Cup. 


Learn the Ropes: Family Sailing Workshops

20, 21 January, 12.30pm - 3pm, $30 per child

Get hands-on sailing experience and learn key sailing skills with our knowledgeable crew on this delightful heritage ship.

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Māori Cultural Performance

Jan, Feb 2021, 45mins, Book now, $36 - $45

Voyage into the stories of te moana and experience the waiata song, haka dance and instruments used in traditional Māori culture.

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Anniversary Weekend Sailing

Sat 30 January - Mon 1 February, from $26 per adult

Get out on the sparkling Waitematā this Auckland Anniversary weekend! We've got lots of opportunities to join the bustling boats in the harbour to celebrate Tāmaki Makaurau. From daytime sailings to evening cruises and short steaming trips on SS Puke - the Maritime Museum has you covered!

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Out and Onboard: Museum Open Day

Monday 1 February, 10am - 4pm, Drop-in, free

Push the boat out and join us for the launch of our collection digitisation project with live on-site digitising of our outboard motors collection. Get up close and personal with the photography process of turning objects into digital collections.

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The History of the Regatta

Monday 1 February, 1pm, Drop-in, free
Part of Out and Onboard

Hear the origins of Auckland’s regatta in this 20minute gallery talk. Join us in the Blue Water Black Magic Gallery for the story of how the first regatta came to be, the father of the Regatta - Captain Ross and the Cygnet Cup.


Photography as storytelling

Tuesday 16 February, 6pm - 8pm, free 

Explore how a series of photographs can convey a message and context in this evening session as part of our exhibition “A Year in Aotearoa:” New Zealand Geographic photographer of the year.

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America's Cup Family Trail

Daily, 45mins, free

Roam the newly revamped Blue Water Black Magic gallery looking for answers to the big questions about Aotearoa's boat-building and yacht racing history. 

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America’s Cup PechaKucha: It takes a village

Wednesday 3 March 2021, 6pm - 9pm, $35

Keep up with the lightning pace out on the water and join us for these feverishly-fast talks in our America’s Cup themed PechaKucha.

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Museum Mural

Installation from 17 November - 17 December, permanent, free

See the characters coming to life on the Museum's Western wall

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Trophy Karaoke

Thursday 4 Feb, Free

The story behind the America's Cup trophy and a chance to share your own cherished prizes and trophies in a quick-fire karaoke glory.

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Photography for change: activism and conservation

Tuesday 16 March, 6pm - 8pm, free 

Photographs are powerful. In this conversation session, we'll discuss how images can elicit feelings that are so impactful that they can bring about real action and social change. 

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Free Guided Museum Tours

Saturday, Sunday, 10.30am, free with Museum entry

Dive deeper with a complimentary tour from one of our friendly volunteer guides.

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