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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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An excellent history.

First, this museum is free to New Zealand residents. It is very well organized and provides a good introduction to the sea world and the shipping industry. We enjoyed our visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

First, this museum is free to New Zealand residents. It is very well organized and provides a good introduction to the sea world and the shipping industry. We enjoyed our visit.

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Bonn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The kiwis are a maritime crowd, and this museum shows it clearly. Nice boats and interesting exhibition.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

we were pleasantly surprised at how great this museum was! Two kids aged 7 & 9 were entertained for 2 hours. Lots of interactive parts and places to discover. We didn't time the trip well to go on the sail boat, but still had a great time. Highlights we're teaming up to sail an Americans cup boat, designing a boat... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A great insight into Aucklands Maritime history, the displays are well laid out and the staff are full of knowledge

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Houston, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were waiting for our cruise to start and the cruise line had us wait at this museum. It was a very thorough review of past life for the area and the ships, boats, canoes and sailing vessels. Very much worth the time to tour and very informative.

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a must do if nothing else a great place to stop for coffee and watch the ship go by. This is about a 20 min walk from the ferry over and is a good starting point to do the many walks.

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There is so much to do here - great info & displays, and frequent sailings on restored vessels. Great deal for Aucklanders too!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We got to this attraction late in the day so we did not have much time to linger at each of the displays. However, what we were able to see in the short amount of time was very interesting. There is much to see here and if you are interested in this type of a museum I would recommend giving... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Located near the waterfront. Everything form Maori outrigger canoes to Amerca's cup racers. Good for a couple of hours visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have visited maritime museums in other countries as this is an area of interest to me. So I decided that I needed to visit this one too and I was not disappointed. The displays are well laid out and very informative. There are also many videos playing in the various areas, which compliment the displays. This is a museum... More 

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