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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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Address: 149-159 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-373 0800
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Description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, the Maritime Museum...
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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Great value for money. Lots of different things to see. The boat is fun if you can book it. Brilliant for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great value for money. Lots of different things to see. The boat is fun if you can book it. Brilliant for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

my wife took part in a sailboat tour while i stayed on firm land, for i am a seasick inlander. When i waited on the wharf, i happen to notice this Maritime Museum and eventually stayed there for a couple of hours. models of championship sailboats and steamships, mimic manoeuvre of a ship, stories of immigrants who came to new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a gem of a place this is! There were themed areas where you could explore how the first Polynesians got to New Zealand and others where you could almost experience the hardships that European settlers faced. The more modern day area was very interesting and focused a great deal on the success of New Zealand's Sir Peter Blake....a world... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We especially enjoyed learning more about the waves of migration over many centuries and across vast distances to populate New Zealand. Whether arriving by small canoe craft or steamship, these were strong, courageous, adventurous families and there spirit lives on in so many ways! We especially enjoyed the feature where you take a card then search out the background and... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had a tour booked on the Riverhead Ferry and spent 60 mins looking around the museum with the kids. The walked down to the pickup point 2-3 mins. Great day with the kids.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This must be one of the best maritime museums anywhere, and I make a habit of visiting them. A very NZ view of the seagoing world, with lots of local history and very well managed exhibits. The staff were more than helpful and there is a lovely modelling workshop to visit. The opportunity to sail on one of the heritage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The museum runs a great kids activities programme every school holiday. It's great value and excellent fun for the kids. And make sure you are there for the noon day gun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Easy walk from the ferry terminal to this free museum. The displays are very professional and worth a look. The interactive displays are good. Think children would like this museum too

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They've done a really good job of this Museum & we think it's worth seeing when you're in Auckland. If you like boats & their history, this is the place. We enjoyed it very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I go every year when I visit Auckland. There is history of course, of the early settlers then the Europeans. But what I truly love to visit is the Peter Blake wing. His story is so deeply interesting and shows all he did for New Zealand and beyond.

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Additional Information about New Zealand Maritime Museum

Address: 149-159 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-373 0800
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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