The New Zealand Maritime Museum is the place where the stories of people and the sea are preserved, shared, and explored with our visitors.
New Zealand is one of the most maritime nations in the world and the story of every one of us is affected by the sea – through immigration, trade, design, innovation, and leisure. The Museum is a hub for all of these stories; we express them in our galleries, and through our programme of events, special exhibitions, heritage sailings, and more.
The Museum houses one of the nation’s most important heritage collections which covers the breadth of our relationship with the sea; from the Great Pacific Migration a thousand years ago to the cutting edge of modern technology and design used in America’s Cup and modern yachting.
Whether you are a lifelong yachtie or someone who has never before set foot on a boat, you will find relevance and personal connections to the stories and taonga of the New Zealand Maritime Museum.
Situated in Auckland’s vibrant Viaduct Basin on the Waitematā Harbour, the Museum is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day.
New Zealand Maritime Museum, Quay Street, Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand