new zealand maritime disasters

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

sailors such as Olin new zealand maritime disasters Stephens, Ted Hood, Dennis Conner, Bill Koch and the late Sir Peter Blake amongst others, are all on display.

Louis Vuitton presents the America’s Cup Legend

30th September 2002 – 5th January 2003

New Zealand National Maritime Museum, cnr Quay & Hobson Sts, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.

The exhibition will be in the Maritime Room and entry is included with the general museum admission. Opening hours are from 9am - 6pm daily except Christmas Day.

Exhibition designed for Louis Vuitton by:

Bruno Troublé, concept

Gérard Cholot and Michel Fougère, exhibition design

Larry Keating and Chris Gurr, film makers

JérômeSchlomoff, portrait gallery.

There is SO much to see and to do at the Maritime!

All programmes (except cruises) are included in the standard admission charge

Discover the excitement of New Zealand's maritime past!

'Experience' the rigours of the epic voyages of New Zealand's first immigrants

See what early immigrants experienced in a rocking 19th century sailing ship cabin!

Get lost amongst the models of great steamship liners of the 1930's and 40's.

Lose yourself in the memories of a 1950's seaside bach.

Jump ... when the cannon goes off at midday!

Plus Harbour Heritage Cruises most days. Come aboard the traditional sailing scow TED ASHBY or steam around the harbour in the steam water-taxi ELIZA HOBSON. (Cruises are seasonal)


Please click here to view a detailed outline programme of our current exhibitions

Please click here for details of our past exhibition 'New Traditions: Contemporary Art of Vanuatu'

Please click here for details of our past exhibition 'From a Shipwreck'

Please click here for details of our past exhibition 'The Northern Steamship Company'


The museum's new zealand maritime disasters exhibition galleries tell the story of New Zealand's maritime history in a logical progression. The whole story of New Zealanders and the sea is covered, from Polynesian voyaging to fishing, coastal shipping and the seaside 'bach' (or holiday home).

The Edmiston Gallery houses a fine collection of maritime art.

The entrance exhibition gallery houses visiting exhibitions (current details are contained in our programme page along with some records from previous exhibitions)


The museum operates public sailings in the Ted Ashby on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through the year (though sailings may be reduced during the winter months). Periodically we offer sailing in the brigantine Breeze. On most Saturdays in summer and some Saturdays in winter