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New Zealand Maritime Museum

| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, the Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand's history and identity. The Museum's exhibitions explore the history and stories of the Polynesian people's migration across the Pacific, European exploration, immigration and trade, NZ's modern yachting success and our relationship with the Sea.
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| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a bit of time to kill and decided to visit the Maritime Museum. It was interesting and bigger than we expected. It is a bit old fashion as it did not have as much interactive exhibits as more modern museums. The wharf reconstruction it...More

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed every minute here, but then I would, as a maritime enthusiast. But there is history here and art as well. It's a large facility with artifacts of native and ancient peoples. Who knew that you would carve a rudder like a work of...More

Thank Jeff s
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maritime museum displays New Zealand's maritime history from Maori's arrival to first Europeans, to European migrators, and to the modern time yachting achievements. It's a good place to go if you want to learn about who came to this land and how they did...More

Thank EmmesW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few interesting hours at this museum, very well located near Viaduct Harbour. There is a fee which seemed reasonable and the staff were very helpfu. There is a well thought out planned route and clearly shows the history and evolution of both...More

Thank danjude2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, appropriately so, is right on the waterfront and provides an excellent seafaring history of New Zealand because back in the day, if you wanted to come to New Zealand, you need to come by boat. It tells the story of how the Maori...More

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice Maritime Museum it is worth visiting. However if you are not an Auckland resident you will be paying an entry fee to get into the museum in addition you will be paying for parking those two fees combined make this the...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into sailing this is a great museum. Besides all the older history, there is a great section on the Americas Cup, plus history of dinghy development in New Zealand

Thank NigelStn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first day in Auckland was very well spent learning the maritime history of New Zealand. Great examples of Maori outriggers through to NZL32 Black Magic.

Thank Etosha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum last month and it was excellent! Matt and his team were fantastic. We had a harbour tour and the crew on the boat were friendly, fun and knowledgable. Thanks guys. Was brilliant.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Zealand has a proud sailing tradition, and Auckland is also referred to as the "City of Sails." From Maori who travelled here in ancient times, to our proud sailing tradition - recommend this location to everyone!

Thank dragostesun
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Mike G
6 March 2017|
Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi Mike, apologies for the delay in our response, we didn't get a notification about this question. At present we don't take online bookings system for general entry for the public, just for harbour sailings as they can sell... More
12 July 2016|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi younglue, apologies we missed this question. Yes, we do have on-site luggage storage which is free of charge. Ask at our front desk if you want to make use of this service.
28 February 2015|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Lots of great advice here,but just to add - if you do decide to drive you can actually park in Downtown Carpark opposite the Museum and buy a discounted $4.50 parking voucher from the Museum ticket desk. This will give you... More