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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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Maritime museum on the promenade nearby Auckland city center

This museum is located on the Promenade nearby Auckland city center. Nice sea view and skyline view of Auckland

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is located on the Promenade nearby Auckland city center. Nice sea view and skyline view of Auckland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well located close to ferries and waterfront. A most interesting visit, filled with nostalgia of the days of the "home boats" Well worth a visit.

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Marmora, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This museum affords one an Interesting look at a vital part of NZ history. We had minimal time in Auckland and while walking on the waterfront , saw this and opted to go in. Very well organized and presented. Was a great use of our time as we both learned a bit about the people and culture of NZ.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I liked this museum with all its great models of various boats and ships along with a plethora of information about New Zealand's maritime history. I also enjoyed the two videos: one an animated story of a Maori family arriving by raft from a far distant island and the other about New Zealand's winning participation in the America's Cup. I... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Worth a visit. Especially the replica of the house dating back to the 50's/60's. Interesting information on the winners of the Americas Cup who were from New Zealand. Very interesting indeed. Can recommend a visit to gift shop etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you enjoy history and sailing, there is no better place to combine the two than at the New Zealand Maritime Museum! Located in the Viaduct waterfront precinct, Auckland, the museum houses a great collection of maritime exhibits, story boards, photos, timelines, artefacts, displays, and recreations to showcase NZ's amazing nautical history. A highlight for me was the America's Cup... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Compared to some other maritime museums it's not the largest, but has a very local history from New Zealand. Interesting part about immigration to New Zealand.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A must for those wishing to know about NZ history on shipping and water sports. Particularly good to have the Sir Peter Blake Memorial Exhibit; makes you feel proud of his contributions to the country. Admission is free to Auckland residents with proof of address and if you're in for a little cruise, there's the special Jane Gifford cruise you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

An interesting museum in the Auckland Harbor, its a mix recollection of the maritime and sailing history of this country. With lots of references to the Americas Cup, and with lots of interactive activities, this place its an entertaining place for the family, specially when starts to rain (and it will rain for sure). The entrance its not the cheapest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are interested in boat/ship and sea life, you must go to this Maritime Museum. I like the immigration session most. It describes how people immigrate to New Zealand by ship in war time. The floor is moving and makes you feel like on the ship. The animation showing in the theatre is interesting. You can press your own... More 

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