New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland Central

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With exhibits that span from the first Polynesian explorers to today's seafaring heroes, New Zealand Maritime Museum provides an in-depth look into the country's rich nautical history. You can take a free guided tour or study the artifacts, timelines, photos, and information boards at your own pace. In addition to the reconstructed and preserved ships found inside the museum, you'll notice some interesting vessels--including the Rapaki, a 1926 floating steam crane--sitting in the harbor outside. For a small extra fee, you can enjoy a one-hour voyage on board the Ted Ashby, a reproduction of a ketch-rigged stow. If you need to fuel up before or after your visit, head to one of the many nearby waterfront eateries. Put New Zealand Maritime Museum into our Auckland Central travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Free entry for Auckland residents. A very interesting place with lots of knowledge about the sea and ships related stuff like aspects within the ship, lighthouses, fishing, voyages, ship captains, sailing, etc. Also there is a small ship simulator which I found it fun. Also, it has a small room with beds in the ship and cabins. They have plenty of beautiful ship models. Also gud info about the Maori's way of travelling on water and fishing. Definitely, this place needs to checked out.
  • Fantastic day out. We did the museum which was very well thought out and beautifully presented. We then headed for a sail on one of their 3 boat options: The Ted Ashby. The crew, all volunteers, were very professional and knowledgeable. Made for a fantastic sail
  • So much to see and interact with. I loved listening to the stories about lighthouses in my comfy chair. I could have spent hours just in that room. My husband and I left after more than a couple of hours so wishing we'd had more energy to keep going! We would definitely return if we ever have the opportunity.
  • Fascinating museum that needs at least 3 hours to do it justice. Especially liked the rocking ships cabin which really transports you into the past. Non NZ should expect to pay a hefty fee to enter, including for kids.
  • Lovely museum where you learn alot on the maritime history of Auckland. There is also a gallery paying tribute to Sir Peter Blake on his contributions to New Zealand. A must go museum, if you are in Auckland.
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