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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 today

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 2 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially went here to kill time and we got a great time! th museum itself takes you throgh a maritime history of NZ from maori catamarans through british 18th and 19th century wooden ships to modern liners and other craft. Full size and models...More

Thank Thursday41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good history of all the old ships and what most interested us was how the deck for migrants was in old times. Good to see how engineering modernisation took over in time to improve the builds. Ship and cruise lovers will definately enjoy this...More

Thank LizzLind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see here and it is very interesting but you need plenty of time. It isn't cheap to get in but I think it is worth it as the extent of the exhibits is wide and the museum does contribute to...More

1  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. I arrived expecting to spend an hour max but arrived just in time for a tour and in the end was a personal tour from Jean. She explained the key things and was...More

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Mike G
6 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.
28 February 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