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New Zealand Maritime Museum

149-159 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
149-159 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I tried to book a harbour tour online unsuccessfully, and nobody answered the phone when I called to ask so I went in person. The super friendly staff offered me a harbour tour earlier than the time I requested and I realized why the phone...More

Thank Valley84
Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated on the central waterfront ,it is interesting my husband is a marine engineer and is attracted to Maritime Museums So I have visited several.Worth a visit .

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are not good at marine sports especially yacht or boat sailing, this place is not so interesting.

Thank Shin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good place to visit. This museum has a lot of things to offer. It talks and shows how it all started here in New Zealand. Some stuff are presented in an engaging and dynamic manner. It looks small from the outside but it...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a free guided tour with one of the volunteers and I am sure we got a more from the visit because of the extra info and explanations he gave us.Learnt a lot!

Thank sharonjackarmy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I visited the museum on a stormy day and we enjoyed so much 3 hours touring this museum. It was not just about the shipping and maritime industry! Through interactive story-telling we learned about the people who discovered New Zealand, how the...More

Thank bubblytraveler_vn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum is located right in the heart of the Auckland Viaduct, and is a record of New Zealand maritime achievements. There are interesting interactive displays that depict important developments and events within New Zealand maritime history. There is a great bar and restaurant...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A nice place to visit to find out about the history of our Shipping. Lots to see including scale models of boats and, of course, the America's cup early challenges by New Zealand. Replica "journeys" from England to NZ as well plus the visits by...More

Thank Russell N
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great place to learn about NZ, the people and their history and achievements. Highly recommend the tour with John.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The museum displays are extensive - from early canoes to Americas Cup yachts, there is excellent interpretation provided - written, pictorial, video, sound, and exhibits are authentic, high quality - it's hard to ignore the presence of very large yachts towering overhead. Visitors could easily...More

Thank Ross C
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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