Plan a Visit

A learning experience at the Maritime Museum is unlike any other. The combination of our world-class exhibition galleries, working heritage vessel fleet, strong links to other maritime providers, and non-traditional approach to museum education makes the experience impossible to replicate.

You will find this video a useful tool for your previsit planning or for tamariki or students who need extra support when encountering new environments outside school. We encourage you to show it to your all of your tamariki and their whanau prior to your visit.

How the Maritime Museum can help

Our Education team will work with you to bring the curriculum alive in a way that not only meets your educational objectives, but is also relevant to the students’ contemporary perspectives. Maritime heritage and education that’s engaging, thought-provoking, and inspirational.

We hold a current LEOTC contract with the Ministry of Education. We recommend consulting the TKI website for the best practice approach for planning your visit to the Museum.
When you’re ready to make a booking, we can offer teachers assistance in the following ways:

  • Free entry to teachers for planning prior to the trip
  • Professional assistance from our Education team in planning your programme
  • Suggesting one of our existing programmes or creating a tailored programme specific to your group’s learning needs

We show this clip to your group on the day of your visit to explain our rules and some basic safety information. You may want to show your tamariki and their whanau this short clip prior to your visit as an additional support tool.

Involve us early for the best results

To get the most from a visit, we recommend teachers contact the Education team as early as possible in the planning process. As registered teachers, the Education team can assist in developing the Museum's role within the overall topic being studied, and spending time with you to develop your study unit. If you already have a study unit, consider which of our education programmes will fit with your learning needs.

Programme costs

Students are charged on a per head basis. Adult supervisors are free for daytime education programmes. We allow a limited number of adult supervisors to accompany the group for free for overnight stays. Groups are invoiced after each visit.

Education charges

Student safety

The safety of our visitors is a non-negotiable aspect of the Museum experience. If you are required to complete a Risk Management Assessment for your group’s visit, the RMA Guidelines will provide some assistance.

RMA Guidelines