Ahoy there, buccaneers
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.