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Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum description and photos - New Zealand: Auckland. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum.
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The Voyager Maritime Museum, or Voyager, is New Zealand's most prominent maritime museum. It is located in Auckland, on the shores of Freemans Bay. The museum contains information on all aspects of sailing in New Zealand, from Maori canoes to legendary Black Magic and Team New Zealand yachts.
The Museum has several exhibitions united by various themes. Te Waka Theater is a ten-minute animated film about the arrival of the first emigrants to New Zealand over a thousand years ago. At the time, several small tropical islands in central Polynesia were home to the Maori Indians. Te Waka shows up every 15 minutes throughout the day.
Closer to the Shore exhibits showcases the discovery of New Zealand by early European explorers. These amazing voyages of the Dutch, French, British, Spaniards across half the world are an important part of New Zealand's maritime history. The highlight of the exhibition is the restored 19th century ship, the Rewa, which was used for trade.
Collection - "New Beginnings" tells about the history of emigrants in the 1850-60s. About how people left their homes, families, property and went to the other end of the world for a new life. A special feature of the exhibition is the faithfully reproduced cockpits of the ships on which the emigrants traveled.
The "Black Magic of the Open Sea" section is dedicated to Sir Peter Blake - the most famous New Zealand sailor, yachtsman, winner of the world's most popular maritime competition and environmentalist. The Marine Art Gallery is a collection of paintings by the best New Zealand marine painters. The gallery reflects the true spirit of the sea power. The exhibition "New Zealanders and the Coast" tells about how specific and strong the connection between the people of New Zealand and the sea is, how much navigation has influenced the culture and worldview of every inhabitant of the country.
The museum has its own small fleet, consisting of three sailing ships, some of which are faithful copies of old ships, and some are restored originals. All ships are in motion, and there is even an opportunity to ride them.
Every year the museum holds an extraordinary festival that lasts several days. During the festival, any visitor can not only admire the most beautiful ships, but also board each of them. The rich festival program ends with fireworks.
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