New Zealand Maritime Museum

Explore New Zealand’s rich maritime history

New Zealand Maritime Museum

The New Zealand Maritime Museum (Hui Te Anaui A Tangaroa) is a place of stories, ambition, courage and exploration. It’s a place of amazing journeys where you can discover how our relationship with the sea has shaped the New Zealand identity.

The New Zealand Maritime Museum is located right by our Downtown Auckland stop (Stop 1).

Maritime Museum Features

Through seven different galleries, find out how the first Polynesian people made the epic migration to Aotearoa, the early European exploration and settlement of New Zealand, right through to our modern-day yachting success.

Maritime Museum Sailings

Experience Auckland’s stunning Waitematā Harbour for yourself with a one hour sailing trip on board a heritage vessel, the Ted Ashby.

Sailing trips depart at 11.30am and 1.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday.

N.B. New Zealand Maritime Museum tickets are not available as part of an Explorer Bus combo.

Attraction Information

Nearest Stop

Stop 1


175 Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour

Opening Hours

10am – 5pm daily* (Last entry at 4pm)

*Closed on Christmas Day


Entry fees apply to international visitors and special exhibitions


Full access, including wheelchairs


Toilet facilities available inside

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