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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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TabNZ wrote a review Feb. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions1 helpful vote
An absolutely unmissable museum. There is so much to do (and it's free to Aucklanders!). We enjoyed our guided tour, and the special America's Cup Tour, so much that we returned a week later to watch the fabulous Maori Cultural Performance (unmissable - catch it while it's on!) and sail out into the harbour on the beautiful Ted Ashby. There's also a stunning Photography Exhibition on at the moment. The story of the Polynesian settlers is brilliantly told and the boats and other artefacts on display are fascinating. We also particularly enjoyed the recreation of what it was like to sail to NZ from Europe in years gone by - it's horrifying! Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Aimee G wrote a review Jan. 2021
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WE had a fantastic afternoon on the Ted Ashby. It was a great experience to be able to help raise the sails. The volunteers onboard are very knowledgeable and welcoming.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jeffry b wrote a review Nov. 2020
Essendon, Australia6,717 contributions1,976 helpful votes
When in Auckland, you should not miss the NZ Maritime Museum. The are many exhibits, but among the two most prominent are the yacht that won the America's Cup, a competition now sadly degraded by legalisms. The other prize exhibit is an inter-island sailing ship, a workhorse rather than a thoroughbred. As an island nation, New Zealand has an intimate relationship with the sea.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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MattWJH wrote a review Nov. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions24 helpful votes
Took a large group of students for an educational tour. Leichelle was most welcoming and accommodating, enthusiastic and informative, let the group see the Noon Day cannon firing before resuming the tour. The group all seemed to find something that intrigued them, from the Pasifika migrations, the European arrivals and maritime stories.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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delb0inz wrote a review Sep. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand242 contributions20 helpful votes
This little gem was something I had walked past many times until I decided to actually go inside. It's free for Auckland residents and took a leisurely hour or so to walk around. Some really interesting exhibits around the naval and maritime history of New Zealand.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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