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Fully Rigged Photoshoot For Historic KZ1 Sails

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 1:15 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

Stage “rigging” is taking on a whole new meaning at the Civic Theatre this week. The sails from KZ1 , the yacht built to challenge for the 1988 America’s Cup, are being unfurled and photographed in all their 1,600m2 glory by the New Zealand Maritime ... More >>

Maritime Museum’s “Little Tall Ship” Breezes Into Its 40’s

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 1:33 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

As with any lockdown birthday, the brigantine Breeze is enjoying a quiet celebration as it turns 40 this month, nestled into a berth beside the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Plans for a public event to mark the occasion were quashed by the current lockdown ... More >>

Merchant Navy Day to honour kiwi heroes of the high seas

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 10:18 am | NZ Maritime Museum

This Friday marks Merchant Navy Day, the official day of remembrance for those who served and lost their lives in the Merchant Navy during WWI and WWII. More >>

The 150-year-old Auckland Icon You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 9:20 am | NZ Maritime Museum

This weekend, New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa is celebrating the birthday of Waitematā Harbour icon, Bean Rock Lighthouse. The museum’s heritage scow, Ted Ashby, will make a special trip out to the lighthouse to mark the occasion ... More >>

Speedy America’s Cup Show-and-tell At The New Zealand Maritime Museum

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 3:46 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

In keeping with the fast pace of current America’s Cup racing, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is staging its own PechaKucha America’s Cup-themed evening entitled It Takes a Village on the 3rd of March. Creatives and experts line up to each riff—in ... More >>

Experience The Stories That Steered The Rise Of Our Yachting Nation

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 4:29 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

Aucklanders and visitors to the city can now limber up for next month’s America’s Cup matches on the Waitematā - by designing their own high-performance super-boat in the revamped Blue Water Black Magic gallery at the New Zealand Maritime Museum ... More >>

New Zealand's Largest Mural Unveiled

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 3:35 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

At 150 metres long and eight metres high, the vast mural now spanning the entire western wall of the New Zealand Maritime Museum on Hobson Wharf in the Viaduct is quite a feat for Auckland-born Napier artist, Cinzah Merkens. Known for his work ... More >>

Hiwa Ki Uta, Hiwa Ki Tai: A Desire To Arrive Is A Desire To Explore

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 2:36 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

The Māori performing arts group HIWA are resident at the New Zealand Maritime Museum for a brief six weeks from mid-January 2021, dazzling with their maritime-themed production Hiwa Ki Uta, Hiwa Ki Tai. The show explores stories of Māui, who fished ... More >>

250 years on Maritime Museum unfurls new perspectives

Monday, 9 September 2019, 12:54 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

Seven contemporary artists explore early Māori and European encounters through new work inspired by museum taonga More >>

Volunteers celebrate 25 years at the NZ Maritime Museum

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 12:36 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

Two men who share a love for the sea are celebrating their 25th year as volunteers at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. More >>

Steam crane makes way for Hobson wharf improvements

Friday, 23 November 2018, 4:42 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

New Zealand Maritime Museum is preparing to permanently remove and dismantle the floating steam crane Rapaki, currently moored at Hobson Wharf. The move will take place in consultation with marine engineers Titan Marine. More >>