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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
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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Bury St Edmunds
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent several hours on a free guided tour with Bruce at the maritime museum. It is a fascinating place, huge filled with everything maritime. Well worth a visit.

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Orlando
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

An incredible maritime museum that really interacts with the public. It was a great way to spend a few hours and learn a lot about the history of the maritime world while enjoying every moment. Great for family or to walk alongside with a date.

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Auckland NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Liked: Displays showing "Old Auckland" Free entry for Auckland residents (with proof of address) Disliked: Nothing. (Allow at least 2 hours for a visit - don't rush it). I failed in this so missed much of what is there. I thought $15 for the boat ride to be on the high side. (I didn't do it anyway due to time... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Love stories of the sea and the old boat at the end definitely has a presence go inside if you dare! It really interesting to wonder round but doesn't take long so once you have been you have been.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This museum wasn't high on the agenda for my visit to Auckland, but had a bit of time to kill, so checked it out and ended up loving it! It was a very interesting museum, showing the maritime history of not only New Zealand, but all of the Polynesian area. There was a small section on immigration of people (mainly... More

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