We celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s bond with the sea and our unique stories of discovery, exploration, immigration and sailing. As one of the most geographically isolated island nations, New Zealanders have an incredible connection with the ocean. The museum houses one of the nation’s most important heritage collections, which covers the breadth of our relationship with the sea; from the Great Pacific Migration a thousand years ago to the cutting edge of modern technology and design used in America’s Cup and modern yachting. We provide a fascinating glimpse into our wonderful relationship with the sea as explorers and every day New Zealanders.
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