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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 2 weeks ago

A sure lot of effort has gone into making this a pleasure to while away the time as you stroll from through our history.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the New Zealand Maritime Museum on a Thursday afternoon, shortly after touching down in Auckland. Before our visit to NZ, I had been concerned about understanding the different people and cultures that come together to make the Kiwi nation. But, even without being...More

Thank Hilary R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like boats this is the place for you. They have everything from traditional Maori canoes to America Cup sailboats. They even have some lighthouse stuff, beach bachs, and every thing about boats. Interesting but more than I liked.

Thank pandabear6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, lots to learn and view... we spend almost 2 hours and even learned something new. $20 p/p to enter

1  Thank Betty P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Particularly enjoyed the movement and sounds of the replica ship at sea. Well scripted stories of the early immigrants. Interesting array of early sailing vessels and good photos of stories of the America's cup. Good rainy day activity.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They had an excellent history of sailing in NZ including the America's cup. They also had a lot of boats used by the pacific islanders to navigate between islands and around the pacific. It was very interesting.

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't have to be interested in the sea or sailing to enjoy the Maritime Museum. It tracks the history of sailing in NZ and gives a real flavour of how things have changed. The immigrants experience section and Peter Blake area should not be...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost didn't visit this unique museum because of the weather forecast and the fact that we didn't think a harbor cruise would be available on the day we visited. We thought we couldn't book a harbor cruise as part of our visit, because the...More

Thank AustinBobby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Far better than it looks from the outside. Varied high-quality displays from all ages of maritime history. Fascinating and worth a couple of hours visit. If a local take proof and get in free!

Thank thereandbackagainNZ
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Wow! The museum really stepped up its game in the last few years. Amazing refurbishment, new exhibits and great displays, we loved every seconds of our visit. The cruise on historical vessels around Auckland Harbour is just an added bonus to an already awesome experience!

1  Thank Robin_Laura
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Mike G
Looking at your website, I can see your admission prices, but I cannot find a mechanism that allows me to advance purchase tickets online. Can that be done, or do you prefer people to just walk in? We are 4 adults from outside the Auckland region.
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
Do you provide luggage storage service?
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.
We intend to visit the Maritime Museum on the 5th of March. How Can I set my GPS to access the museum? Thank you very much. Can I have any advice for my visit?
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