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New Zealand Maritime Museum

| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
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+64 9-373 0800
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Reviewed yesterday

You can easily spend half a day or more strolling through this museum. There is a large variety of vessels (some full size and some scale models) from the early immigration period to the crafts used in the sailboat races. Including the one New Zealand...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great to finally get to the museum although our time was short. Awesome tlo see Black Magic up close and read about Team New Zealand and associated sailing events. Good models of boats to. Would have been good to have slome Team New Zealand merchandise...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this museum immensely! Excellent exhibits and beautifully displayed. A delight for all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a thorough and extensive museum experience that captures the significant moments of this maritime nation, starting with the migration of the Maori across the Pacific to the modern day. I’d dare to suggest that kids under 10 might get a bit bored unless...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum contains displays of maritime history ranging from the earliest arrival of Maori settlers on the islands to the boats and people of America's Cup. The displays are well laid out and the museum is easy to maneuver.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking the ferry ride around Auckland Harbor, we went into the nearby National Maritime Museum. We had an enjoyable time looking at all the maritime exhibits. Afterwards, we shopped and bought a number of items in the really good National Maritime Gift Shop. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not a lot for the seasoned tourist in Auckland. This Museum was very interesting and reflected the history of Auckland. Excellent displays especially the Migration section.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must as part of a new Zealand visit for this sea faring nation. Well organized and good exhibits. Spent an hour out of the rain... very good!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is agree at place to learn about New Zealand's maritime history. There is a lot of displays on the early history of sailing and quite a few displays on New Zealand's America's Cup sailing history. Good place to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Auckland maritime museum We went here to get out of the rain but were pleasantly surprised at how long we stayed in here. It was very interesting and informative with a great glimpse into the past and the life of the early settlers. Highly recommend...More

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Mike G
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi Mike, apologies for the delay in our response, we didn't get a notification about this question. At present we don't take online bookings system for general entry for the public, just for harbour sailings as they can sell... More
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younglue
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi younglue, apologies we missed this question. Yes, we do have on-site luggage storage which is free of charge. Ask at our front desk if you want to make use of this service.
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FrederickSin
February 28, 2015|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Lots of great advice here,but just to add - if you do decide to drive you can actually park in Downtown Carpark opposite the Museum and buy a discounted $4.50 parking voucher from the Museum ticket desk. This will give you... More
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