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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...more
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| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Free entry for Auckland resident! This museum is packed with great info about maritime culture and history of NZ.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maori and Polynesion Migration from Hawaiki. German Whalers and there interaction with Maori's. Brother of Great Grandfather was aboard Deal boat of New Zealand Compay that made the first landfall that established the City of Nelson. Great Grandfather was first Light House Keeper Nelson Harbour,...More

Thank MikeQldAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ifferent exhibits from the Maori maritime history to the well-known sailor Sir Peter Blake. A lot of interactive screens. Really interesting if you are related to the maritime industry Superb museum. Daily open from 10:00 – 17:00 Entrance fee: 20 NZ$

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can easily spend half a day or more strolling through this museum. There is a large variety of vessels (some full size and some scale models) from the early immigration period to the crafts used in the sailboat races. Including the one New Zealand...More

Thank wadestrickland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great to finally get to the museum although our time was short. Awesome tlo see Black Magic up close and read about Team New Zealand and associated sailing events. Good models of boats to. Would have been good to have slome Team New Zealand merchandise...More

Thank craig d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this museum immensely! Excellent exhibits and beautifully displayed. A delight for all ages.

Thank Kathryn V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a thorough and extensive museum experience that captures the significant moments of this maritime nation, starting with the migration of the Maori across the Pacific to the modern day. I’d dare to suggest that kids under 10 might get a bit bored unless...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum contains displays of maritime history ranging from the earliest arrival of Maori settlers on the islands to the boats and people of America's Cup. The displays are well laid out and the museum is easy to maneuver.

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 6 June 2018

After taking the ferry ride around Auckland Harbor, we went into the nearby National Maritime Museum. We had an enjoyable time looking at all the maritime exhibits. Afterwards, we shopped and bought a number of items in the really good National Maritime Gift Shop. It...More

Thank Trip-Review01
Reviewed 29 May 2018

There is not a lot for the seasoned tourist in Auckland. This Museum was very interesting and reflected the history of Auckland. Excellent displays especially the Migration section.

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Mike G
7 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.
1 March 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