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New Zealand Maritime Museum

New Zealand Maritime Museum

The New Zealand Maritime Museum, Hui Te Anaui A Tangaroa, is a maritime museum with exhibitions spanning New Zealand’s maritime history, from the earliest Polynesian explorers and settlers to the modern-day triumphs at the America’s Cup. Its Maori name is ‘Te Huiteanaui-A-Tangaroa’ which means, holder of the treasures of Tangaroa, the Sea God.

Among the many historical and cultural objects in the New Zealand Maritime Museum, the following are highlights:

To help you better appreciate the New Zealand Maritime Museum the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Museums:            New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Maori Name:       Hui Te Anaui A Tangaroa  (holder of the treasures of Tangaroa, the Sea God.)
  • Inaugurated:       1993
  • Type Museum:   Maritime history
  • Location:             Auckland, New Zealand
  • Address:               Corner Quay Street and Hobson Street


“As man disappears from sight, the land remains.” Maori Proverb



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