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offer complimentary steamboat rides in SS PUKE (NZ's new zealand maritime history oldest steamboat)
Please contact the information line (09 373 0800 or (out of Auckland) 0800 SALTYSAM - 0800 725 897 26) for information.
Sailings in the vessels are an integral part of our Education Programmes and we are pleased to also operate in conjunction with the Pride of Auckland who offer a varied sailing programme.
We also operate 'Sailing Sundays' in summer (see below) and other activities throughout the year.
Click here for more details on Ted Ashby Breeze Puke
We are pleased to report that our Sailing Sundays(the first Sunday in each month in Summer) are proving to be a great success with many people accepting our invitation to 'Come and Join us at the New Zealand National Maritime Museum for a day of fun and adventure on the high seas, from 4 bells in the forenoon watch (10am) onwards'.
Visitors sail onboard the scow, Ted Ashby, and brigantine Breeze. Puke also operates when possible.
Check here for sailing programme which will resume in November 2002
Click here for more details on Ted Ashby and Breeze
WINTER LECTURE SERIES
For the past 3 years the NZNMM has held a series of public lectures at the museum during the winter. These lectures are a cooperative event with MERC, the Marine Education and Recreation Centre, Long Bay, Auckland, who run an extended series of lectures as their annual 'The Sea Around Us' programme.
We hope to repeat this activity again in August 2003. Please check here for details.
Discovering the treasures of 'Tek Sing' - China's Titanic of 1822
Marine mammals of the Amazon - Experiences from the Blakesexpedition voyages
Micronesian Sailing Craft - Common sense sailing another way
Making and Monitoring an artifical reef in Long new zealand maritime history Bay
Sounds in the Ocean
Science, Sea and Sailing - the development of the sailing yacht
Maori Trading, schooners and canoes
A Marine Scientist in the NZ Defence Force
Sailing the Spirit of New Zealand
Volunteers make a real difference here at the NZ National Maritime Museum and we are pleased to have such a dedicated team.
Volunteers are engaged in a wide variety of projects from researching public inquiries in our extensive resource library/archives, to being skipper or crew on the scow TED ASHBY, steam launch PUKE or sailing ship BREEZE. Others are assisting in the restoration of our historic vessels or working around the museum, while some volunteers chose to