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NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Auckland, maritime museum auckland New Zealand

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TO PRESERVE, PRESENT AND INTERPRET NEW ZEALAND'S MARITIME HERITAGE

The NZ National Maritime Museum is situated at the heart of Auckland's downtown waterfront area.
Open 7-days except Christmas Day
Hours: 9 am to 6 pm (5 pm from Easter to October)
(The museum is currently open from 9am to 6pm; last entry 5.30pm)

Opened to the public in August 1993 and proclaimed as a "new generation" museum with no precedent in New Zealand, the New Zealand National Maritime Museum is truly a very different kind of cultural institution.

The Museum offers:

The Pacific Discovery Theatre and the presentation Te Waka: OurGreat Journey. The museum's orientation experience.
14 main Exhibition Galleries showcasing New Zealand's maritime history
Heritage vessels, (steam and sail) for inspection and cruises
A varied and interesting Education programme, both on and off the water, including 'sleepovers'
Visiting vessels in the museum's marina
The Edmiston Gallery - Maritime Art treasures
Changing exhibitions - both visiting exhibitions and from our own collection
Opportunities for volunteers with an interest in people and/or things maritime
Line7 America's Cup store, cafe, & Visitor Information Centre on-site
Sail with Pride of Auckland Cruises,
An active 'Friends' membership programme
Research and library facilities
A unique convention, conference and functions centre, 'The Maritime Room' with unsurpassed sea views
School holiday programmes, educational fun for children maritime museum auckland
... lots more!

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11 April 2002. The 25th anniversary weekend meeting at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway over Easter went well despite the incredible weather. We offer our friends there our congratulations in running such a successful event and our thanks for allowing us to participate.

SS Puke (for overseas readers, this is pronounced 'pook-ee') participated in the launching of a brick boat (the first, we believe, in New Zealand and possibly in the world) by potter Peter Lange on 1 April. PUKE was skippered by the museum's CEO with engineer Roger Hooker working attentively to provide the motive power and the delicate engine movements required. The CEO says that this was one of the more difficult tasks he has tackled recently, with the brick boat handling well but having limited freeboard, there were gusty wind conditions and lots of expensive 'targets' around the area! The tow involved a celebration tour round the Viaduct Basin (a