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. 


Storytime at the Maritime

Friday 5 February -  Friday 28 May, Free with museum entry

Every Friday we will be running free storytime sessions exploring the stories of the sea. Your tamariki will be treated to tales of the high seas and can join in the fun with movement and song.

Recommended age group: up to 6 years.


April Holiday Programme: The Sea and Me

Tuesday 20 - Thursday 29 April

Drop into the Maritime Museum this April holiday period and learn how to connect and protect our oceans. Enjoy a 30-minute interactive performance, make a craft from recycled materials and explore the museum galleries on a self-guided trail.


Take a Walk: Below Decks

13 May and 15 May, 9am - 10.30 am, $20

To fathom the depths of Ockham NZ Book Awards longlisted Endless Sea: Stories Told Through the Taonga of the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa, join author Frances Walsh before the museum opens its doors to the public for an expedition featuring treasures usually sequestered away in storerooms


Russ Flatt: Destination Aroha

13 February – 9 May, Free with museum entry 

Destination Aroha is a testament to the power of love. Aroha for a beloved, for whānau, the community, humankind, our oceans, land and sky. Homegrown, international and universal symbols are pictured on Flatt’s flags; they also signify hope.


Lightly Skimming over the Surface

30 January - 31 May, Free with museum entry 

From the early days of Auckland membership to dominating the international stage with the America’s Cup. The people, the boats, the history; find out what makes this home of yacht racing an enduring institution.


America's Cup Family Trail

Daily, 45mins, Free with museum entry

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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Museum Mural

Installation live now, permanent, free

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

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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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