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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 4 days ago

I enjoyed taking my adult class on a fieldtrip to the Maritime Museum. The Pacific navigation space was neat and if you are right into the Americas cup then there is much to see regarding Sir Peter Blake and being the winners of this year's...More

Thank Helen1489
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In New Zealand this museum is famous for his heritage items and images of old new Zealand. Please visit the best place.

Thank Chavda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maritime museum gives u an added knowledge of the history of Newzealand marine time...It has an impressive display of water transport system such as wooden boats n canoes.. Good place to take picture as well

Thank haddy k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the NZ Maritime Museum before but decided to see it again as I remembered it being pretty interesting. The museum is easy to find as it's located on the waterfront at Viaduct Harbour in Quay Street. It's opened every day between 10am...More

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum is all about New Zealand and the sea. That's how people got here and went other places before the 747 was invented. When getting someplace on the sea involved oars and sails, it was even slower and riskier. The MM is part...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The permanent exhibits include lots of canoes and other historic wooden boats and can seem a bit static and tired. But the exhibit on immigrants to New Zealand, why they came and from where and when, which shows life in steerage and traces the lives...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful tour of the Maritime Museum (and now I can't remember our tour guide's name)...We even went back after lunch to finish it out...The room that was made to look like the steerage section of the ship (including swaying back and forth like...More

Thank LoveSouthAfrica3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is very nice, All personnel very nice and helpful. All items with well explanatory display. Excellent display of items.

Thank Alfred H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent range of craft and models. great history of Polynesian sailors and more recent Europeans. Museum shop has quality merchandise thoughtfully chosen and worth taking home. Loved the full scale model of the hold Europeans came out in 100 years ago - so small.

Thank MargaretofBaggage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful collection of Pacific Island and Moari boats. A nice collection of sailboats of various sizes and a very interesting section about New Zealand's particiapation in America's Cup. I thouroughtly enjoyed this museum.

Thank Sandra D
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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