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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Boat lovers compulsory stop.

If you are a lover of things nautical, then this is a natural stop. Great exhibit with a unique Kiwi theme. Make sure you add on the one hour sail on the 100 year old craft.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you are a lover of things nautical, then this is a natural stop. Great exhibit with a unique Kiwi theme. Make sure you add on the one hour sail on the 100 year old craft.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Museum. Lots of Displays from Maori as well as new amerikas cup boats. Very interesting. We also got a free guided tour which they offer twice a day. Consider planty of time when visiting. We had only 1 1/2 hour which wasn't enough. At 12 o'clock they fire a canon. We would love to visit again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband was keen to visit so I reluctantly tagged along and was pleasantly surprised. It was very interesting experience. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a must of you have any interest in the sea or maritime culture. I like to take friends from overseas and even I go on my own once a year to look back at all the interesting things. I find something new every time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great history of the maritime tradition in NZ. Excellent information and displays about NZ's history in the America Cup.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a lovely afternoon here, very interesting and informative. Covers NZ and Pacific Islands traditional boats etc. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Love the sea? Want to inspire children, your spouse, yourself? The New Zealand Maritime Museum located on the shore of Auckland is one of those places you have that nagging feeling you SHOULD visit but you may be never prioritize to get to. Auckland is known as 'The City of Sails' and the country has an obvious relationship with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Maritime Museum was an unexpected find. We were not planning on going there, but were very glad that we did. It was very well laid out, very informative, and had interactive displays. There were a large number of old fishing vessels and rafts on display. There was also a very large area in the museum dedicated to the New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by this relatively small museum. They pack a lot of information and exhibits in a small space. Exhibits are interesting - like the room that moves like a ship on the sea. There are all sizes of boats and ships including beautiful America's Cup challengers. We didn't have our kids with us - and they aren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Definitely worth spending 2-3 hours here. Very hands-on exhibits of Maori canoes, local immigration and shipping history, and modern sailing prowess.

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Additional Information about New Zealand Maritime Museum

Address: 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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