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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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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great seeing all the old boats

This was great outing seeing all the old boats the race boats , there is so much more on display than you might think so allow a couple of hours to have s good look around

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was great outing seeing all the old boats the race boats , there is so much more on display than you might think so allow a couple of hours to have s good look around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit - plenty to see from historic traditional maori boats to americas cup yachts. we went out on the water on a sailing 'scow' which is a reconstruction of a NZ logging ship - they let you haul the sails and it's a lovely trip round Auckland harbour, run by enthusiastic volunteers. well worth the extra admission.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of examples of how the Polynesians used to travel around. Numerous examples in the exhibits, up to and including modern J-boats used in the America's Cup. Nice piece of history about the local area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum few month ago, really enjoyed one hour tour leading by Chris, good to know history of how people to discover this land by boat, how Europeans travelled to New Zealand, great to see boats development history and the winner of Americas Cup. Excellent one hour short tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic journey of what has happened in this country since the start of the humans - and what the sea means to us all - for travel and for the development of our world. It was amazing to see what the maoris did go out to the sea with. And how the europeans travelled to the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really well done exhibit of the boat and sail history of New Zealand, including interactive displays. Also includes the winner of the 1995 Americas Cup and a lot of information, items and boats related to it. Highly recommended for all sail and boat fans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum recently and were delighted to find that it was informative and well laid out. The staff were really helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with very interesting and thorough exhibits. At times it was a bit confusing how to best proceed through the exhibits and ended up having to double back a couple times... but otherwise really top notch museum!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Auckland for years without visiting the maritime museum. I got along for the special swimwear exhibit. I found far more information than I could properly digest in one trip. I particularly liked the way they personalised the experience of the migrants section. I will go back next summer to book a trip out on the harbour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a rainy day activity. It was an amazing museum filled with the history of New Zealand and its relationship with the surrounding waters. There are incredible models of vessels from tiny canoes to championship yachts. You can also see boats anchored just outside the museum. The entry fee for non-Aucklanders is $20 NZ. The museum opens... More 

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