Ahoy there, buc­ca­neers

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Kids can make a splash as sailors, pi­rates and mer­maids at the Voy­ager New Zealand Mar­itime Mu­seum this Sun­day.

To cel­e­brate the start of sum­mer, the mu­seum is of­fer­ing a myr­iad of mar­itime ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily dur­ing its Fes­tive Fun Day.

Bud­ding sailors can make their own bal­loon-pow­ered boats and race them against friends and fam­ily.

Oth­ers can strut their stuff as pi­rates and buc­ca­neers to have their pho­tos taken in the mu­seum’s port­holes.

The Mar­itime Crew, equipped with a tankard of ale, will sing tra­di­tional sea shanties while the mu­seum’s pi­rate tells some tall tales. If sit­ting back and tak­ing in the view sounds more like you then grab a ticket to board the Voy­ager’s her­itage ves­sel, the Ted Ashby or the SS Puke – the old­est and small­est steam­boat still op­er­at­ing com­mer­cially in New Zealand.

Mead­ow­bank School’s ex­hi­bi­tion fo­cus­ing on the sus­tain- abil­ity of the sea will be on dis­play in the Imag­i­nar­ium Gallery.

The Fes­tive Fun Day runs from 9.30am till 3.30pm at the Voy­ager NZ Mar­itime Mu­seum, cor­ner of Quay and Hob­son streets, Viaduct Har­bour.

En­try is free to all Auck­land res­i­dents with proof of ad­dress.

Go to mar­itimemu­seum.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

All aboard: Voy­ager New Zealand Mar­itime Mu­seum’s res­i­dent Mar­itime Crew will be per­form­ing match­less ver­sions of some mar­itime melodies at the mu­seum’s Fes­tive Fun Day.

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