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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Opens in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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
Opens in 28 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 December 2002

It is a very good museum. The animated film (10 minutes) of the canoe voyage is excellent and the displays are good. You can see it all in 30 minutes if you hurry, but allow longer and savour it! They also have boat trips in...More

8  Thank DayTrip38048
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Had to pay $17 for entrance. So didn't go in to have a look. Would of been more inviting if you were given the opportunity to make a donation.

3  Thank jaqueline b
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Plan a visit to the NZMM when visiting Auckland. It’s located in the harbor area of town. It’ll cost you $20 NZ to get in. Follow the maritime history of NZ from the Moari to the American Cup. They are open 10-5 daily. You’ll enjoy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum when the Auckland whale watching trip was cancelled due to bad conditions. The museum was interesting with a particular highlight being the firing of the tiny canon at midday.

Thank danilized
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a joy. Every aspect is well thought out. It walks one through the history from the earliest humans to find New Zealand to modern day

Thank mes227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic range of information and exhibits, with several short films and one full length 80 minute documentary, making this a good choice to fill a whole rainy day in Auckland. There's plenty for kids to do such as jigsaws and interactive boat design, a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this museum and it was a very good experience. Admittedly, it is the beginning of the season and there were construction works ongoing. The museum was quiet except for a secondary school visit and there was plenty enough to absorb. It could...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The New Zealand Maritime Museum makes for a great half day trip, and can be knocked over in about four hours. There’s a cannon that gets fired every midday. The museum tracks maritime history in New Zealand all the way from the Maori people to...More

Thank Fynn R
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Located in the harbor area, this museum does a great job of presenting the history of maritime activity in New Zealand, everything from early Polynesian sailing canoes to modern shipping, and a special display of the Americas Cup ships.The displays are thoughtfully presented, and special...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This lively, informative museum emphasizes New Zealand's long - and very strong - association with the sea, and had some interesting displays showing how immigrants to the country travelled there over the years. Nice harbourside location, helpful staff, good gift shop.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was a very enjoyable Museum that was close enough to walk to from our hotel. There was maritime history displays from the Moari to modern day.

Thank wanderingchicken2031
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We experienced a unique way of immersing ourselves through sailing. It made us feel like real voyagers and my boyfriend even got to help with the main sail (the white flag portion of the ship -->im not exactly sure how to call it) Nevertheless, we...More

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13 August 2018|
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Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes North Island: If you plan to start in Bay of Islands, take the shuttle flight (50 minutes) instead of van transfer (4-5 hours). I stayed in Paihia. Take tour to Cape Reinga (full day). Visit Russell & Kauri Puketi... More
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.