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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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United Kingdom
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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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent an interesting couple of hours looking round the exhibits and learning a lot about New Zealand's maritime history. Our young children (8, 6 and 3) also absolutely loved it, as they could go into a couple of the boats. They also loved the Discovery Centre there, which kept them occupied for ages!

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Bury St Edmunds
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You will enjoy looking around this museum. It tells the story of navigation in NZ well and has a wonderful room with a range of boats all well displayed. Not usually one for mentioning restaurants in museum but this one is good, sit and look at the boats with quality innovative food.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum is a real gem, and we were lucky to talk to a guy (? A volunteer) who had a huge maritime knowledge which made it even more interesting. There is an extensive Sir Peter Blake display which was fascinating (it even included the red socks!). We thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a huge amount about New Zealand's maritime... More

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Croydon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had to pay $17 for entrance. So didn't go in to have a look. Would of been more inviting if you were given the opportunity to make a donation.

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Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Some museums are boring to me. But this maritime museum is different. It is interesting. Learn about the history of the early immigrants and the maritime world. On display at the museum are replicas of voyaging canoes and America's Cup Winning boat and a fleet of heritage vessels. There are also some very interesting paintings, sculptural works, ship models, handicrafts... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is another wow for history, travel, sailing stuff to take a look at. Of course a lot on the Americas Cup, but many traditional historic boats too to see. Interesting the posters asking for imigrants promised land and all that. Nice location to walk to

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