americas cup history

americas cup history:: Maritime history – e.g. historic new zealand vessels and steam ships & maritime collections of art treasures. NZNMM merchandise and publications.

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In Auckland: On production of their membership card, ANMM Members enjoy the same admission benefits as NZNMM Friends for themselves and their party, free use of the library and Friends prices for NZNMM merchandise and venue hire. Discounts on Pride of Auckland Cruises and Fullers are agreed and discounts with the other partner organisations may be available. Please enquire at the ticket desk for the current situation.

Welcome to our virtual tour of the Maritime Museum.

This tour gives you a taste of the galleries and what you willsee and experience here.

You will require the Quicktime viewer but you can download it through the tour site.


The Museum is sited at the heart of Auckland's downtown waterfront area

Disabled Access

There is vehicle drop-off at the museum entrance with parking either in the Downtown Car Park or in the Disabled car parking space in Lower Hobson Street by the back of the Loaded Hog. We have a wheelchair available for those who need it and there is a lift at the southern end of the museum building. Please ask the ticket receptionist.

Louis Vuitton presents the America's Cup Legend

30th September 2002 – 5th January 2003

An exceptional event

Louis Vuitton invites you to re-live the incredible saga of the America's Cup – the oldest sporting trophy in the world. This travelling exhibition, which was commissioned by Louis Vuitton to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the America’s Cup on the Isle of Wight in August 2001, allows the viewer to discover the men and boats of sailing’s greatest legend.

After winning the America’s Cup in 1995 and successfully defending it in 2000, New Zealand is the current holder of this americas cup history unique trophy. The exhibition will allow New Zealanders, and international visitors to the event, to appreciate the values attributed to the America’s Cup and confirm why this country should be so proud of its successive victories.

Relive the magic of this timeless event as you see the films of yesteryear as well as the images of today - including such magnificent yachts as Rainbow with "Mike" Vanderbilt at the helm and Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock. The images will take your breath away. Set against the resonance of straining hulls, breaking spray and shouted commands it draws us closer to the total commitment shown by the sailors not only in the past, but also today.

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