Our school programmes

We believe learning happens at all ages and in a variety of ways. We aim to be both a collaborator and dynamic resource for your student’s learning.

We offer programmes that look at how the navy operates, what it’s like to be a sailor, our naval history interwoven with New Zealand’s social history. Each programme we develop takes a cross-curricular approach to learning.

Working alongside teachers we can develop a session/s that meets your students’ learning needs. Some of the themes we can support are:

  • Our national day – Anzac Day what it means, it’s history and a hands on session making traditional paper poppies
  • Communicating in the Navy using Semaphore, Morse and Signalling
  • Getting from A to B – navigating with the Navy
  • Defending Auckland – the Museum’s former role as a Torpedo Mining Station
  • New Zealand’s naval commitment to the First World War
  • The New Zealand Navy in the Second World War
  • Women in the Royal New Zealand Naval Service (WRENS)
  • Handling artefacts
  • How to research using archives and other historic sources
  • Uncovering museums.

If you can’t see your focus above, please get in touch and we’ll work with you to tailor a programme to support your inquiry education@navymuseum.co.nz

Please note:

We are currently restoring the historic 19th century mine stores on our site. Once completed we’ll be opening the new spaces including a great new learning space. This means our public spaces for visiting groups are currently restricted and our classroom is out of action. We are still booking self-guided visits and can also offer some of our programmes please get in touch to check what we can provide:
09 446 3651 or education@navymuseum.co.nz