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Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

149-159 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
64 9 373 0800
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Ranked #15 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, Voyager Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have... more » Owner description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, Voyager 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. « less
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stopped in thinking we would be in and out in an hour or so but ended up spending the entire afternoon. Great exhibits and so much to learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

New Zealand is all about maritime concerns, so even if you're not, this is a case of "When in Rome...." The America's Cup exhibit is not to be missed. Many other clever displays (loved the immigrant luggage). Good for all ages. On the water; has boat trips (find out in advance). Plenty of nearby restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Outwardly, the Maritime Museum appears small and able to be seen in an hour or so. Appearances are definitely deceiving. Allow a good few hours to ensure that you can read and really appreciate the exhibits found within. The ground floor easily took a couple of hours with a lot of detail provided with each part of each display. Unlike... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The name is Maritime Museum, but actually it covers more than just Maritime theme. Auckland Maritime Museum covers also the whole history of New Zealand related to Maritime issues. How the migrants came to New Zealand in the past by ships and boats, endured and survived from the very long ways and time consuming, struggle on the treacherous seas and... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum takes you through the years from the early settlers to the present day. The Maori stories of first settler then stories of the long voyages from the UK and "the £10 pom" ! are fully illustrated and clearly explained with "hands-on" experiences too. Very informative and also clear for kids to understand and learn. It shows you how... More

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Byron Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really enjoyed this well put together collection of boats and craft. A real care has been taken when planning this and kids would enjoy it as much as I did. The info on America's Cup and the technology coming from New Zealand to advance yachting ability was in depth and worth spending the afternoon getting into. Look for money off... More

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Sarah_at_Voyager, Marketing and Communications Manager at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit Diverupe. Did you get out on the water for a sailing too? Our heritage scow Ted Ashby goes out six days a week and it's a good way to see the Auckland skyline and Harbour Bridge. Look out for discount coupons in Auckland A-Z and Arrival Magazine. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Like your maritime, there here is a place to go, and alot of viaduct restaurants are around so when you have finished you can go and have something very good to eat ;)

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very beautiful marine museum also for people that are not expert of it a lot of fun for all the family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went here on a rainy day with my partner not expecting a lot an we're glad we came. The displays are great and there's loads on hands on things to get you involved too. Nice to learn a little about the history here. Great way to spend a few hours of your day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Spent a morning at the museum with my very active 6yr old. I wanted to look at the displays and read some of the history. He wanted to "run" on to the next thing. A very friendly staff member took him off to the more interactive things there and kept him amused. Although I'm not a huge boat fan, I... More

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