Tasman Exhibition

Join Tasman and his crew on board

Get on board with Tasman and his crew for an unprecedented expedition to the Unknown Southland. The exhibition will tour New Zealand, starting in Auckland at the Maritime Museum.

Tasman Exhibition

Held simultaneously in the Netherlands and New Zealand, this exhibition on the 17th century Dutch explorers joins us for the first weekend of December at the NZ Maritime Museum. While Abel Tasman's name was immortalized in names of places and seas, their journey really was a team effort. This time their story will be told through the eyes of the crew on board his ship, the Heemskerk: Pieter Jacobsz, Master carpenter; Frans Jacobsz , Master navigator; and Hendrick Haelbos, Ship's barber and surgeon. Take a chance to hear their stories on the perils at sea and their first encounters with the Maori and the people of Tonga. Leaf through the maps they used and see how they filled in the blanks with sketches and drawings of the coasts of Statenland, the name they gave to New Zealand.