Visiting the New Zealand Maritime Museum with Children – Auckland for Kids Review
Visiting the NZ Maritime Museum with children is a fun family day out. For Aucklander’s entry into the museum is free too. Your family can learn about all things related to the sea, ships and sailing at the Maritime Museum.
There are lots of interesting permanent galleries at the Maritime Museum that tell stories of New Zealand’s seafaring hertitage. The Maritime Museum offers family events in the school holidays for children aged four to 12.
The Landfalls gallery tells the story of pioneering voyages of discovery, settlement and trade that have shaped New Zealand’s history. There is lots to see and there are puzzles for the kids to play with.
Your family can enjoy dressing up in front of the works with a maritime connection for a selfie #MyMaritimeMoment.
You can take your family on a Ted Ashby Heritage Sailing on the Waitemata Harbour which departs daily at 11:30am and 1:30pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Our kids really enjoyed this and liked helping hoist the sales and just relaxing and watching the sights in the harbour. Lifejackets are provided and if its a wet day, raincoats are provided too.
The Maritime Museum offers family events in the school holidays. There are a range of activities for each school holiday for children aged four to 12. There is a small charge of $5 per child for the holiday activities.
New Zealand Maritime Museum
Address: Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Habour, Auckland map
Admission prices for Auckland region visitors:
* Museum entry: FREE
* Ted Ashby Heritage sailing: $12 for children, $20 for seniors and students, $25 for adults and $50 for a family pass.
Auckland admission prices for visitors from outside Auckland
* Museum entry: Children $10; Adults $20; Family pass $40
* Ted Ashby Heritage sailing: $25 for children, $40 for seniors and students, $50 for adults and $95 for a family pass.