Enjoy a harbour sailing on one of the museum's fleet of heritage vessels. Then, visit the museum galleries to discover New Zealand's adventurous seafaring spirit . Come and learn about how the first Polynesian people make the epic migration to Aotearoa, the early European exploration and settlements of New Zealand, right through to our modern day yachting success.
Located in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, the Museum's seven different galleries bring to life our bond with the ocean. Original artefacts and amazing models tell the stories that have shaped our identity as a nation.
The Museum also has a fleet of operating heritage vessels that offer sailing, motoring and even steam powered trips on the harbour.