New Zealand Maritime Museum invites you to join them in commemorating those who served and lost their lives in the Merchant Navy.

In 2010 the New Zealand Government announced that they would join Britain and other Commonwealth countries to commemorate those who served in the Merchant Navy during war time. The date chosen was 3rd September as this observes the sinking of the first British merchant ship in 1939, just hours after WWII was declared.

If you are unable to make it in person, you can watch video footage of the entire event on the NZ Maritime Museum Facebook and Youtube channels. 

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 08 August 2022