Tour the NZ Maritime Museum

Join our friendly guides as they bring to life the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand’s voyaging history. Group tours depart regularly from the ticket desk or can be booked in advance.

Guided Tour (45 mins Tour)
Our experienced guides have a rich wealth of knowledge across all aspects of maritime history and can take your museum experience to the next level. Dive deeper into the much contended America’s Cup, the genius of traditional Pacific voyaging and the experience of early European immigrants with a guided tour of our galleries.

America’s Cup Tour (45mins Tour)
This 45 minute guided tour speaks to our nation’s vast boatbuilding history right through to modern-day technology. Witness the teamwork, innovation and technical skill behind competitive yacht racing.

Light House Tour (30 mins Tour) – TBC
Learn about the fascinating human stories behind the most isolated occupation as a light house keeper. It tells stories of hardship, endurance and survival.

Guided Tour runs at 10:30am from Wed – Sunday
America’s Cup tour at 12:15pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s.

Social Protocols

  1. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
  2. Please and thank you - A friendly reminder to use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ lots for all the people who will be helping you during this experience.
  3. Turn your phone off - Make sure you don't use your phone while your guides are talking. If you need to make a call, please ask your guide/teacher first.

Cultural Protocols

  1. A chance to relax - This experience is one way Kiwis like to relax and enjoy life so it will seem very relaxed. Have fun, enjoy slowing down (away from work or study) and relax!
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