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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Climb aboard and join the action at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Spectacularly located on the waterfront in the heart of Sydney's Darling Harbour, you'll find tall ships, Navy vessels, a submarine, beautifully restored historic boats, fascinating temporary and travelling exhibitions and fun-filled activities for the kids. The museum houses the National Maritime Collection, which features over 140,000 objects, capturing themes such as defence, exploration, migration and coastal culture. It also includes one of the largest and most diverse in-water fleets of any museum in the world - including submarine HMAS Onslow, Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire, tall ship James Craig and Captain James Cook's HMB Endeavour replica. Visiting the Action Stations exhibition is a must for an immersive museum experience like no other, where you can explore that danger and drama of Navy life at sea.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wiled away a whole day exploring this museum. You can board and explore a submarine, destroyer, Endeavour replican and an early cutter as well as look at numerous other boats and displays.

Thank Anne-Marie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I paid $32 of a full open ticket so I could examine the insides of their Submarine and Destroyer moored at the marina. 3 hours disappeared so quickly for me. I could have spent a full day to see all the exhibits but the wife...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Massive museum in a massive building. Plus you have the massive ships in the harbour to play with. Dedicate a day for this event. It's big and interesting enough to make you want more.

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 6 days ago

Travelling from interstate for a conference I had only a small window of opportunity to visit but had made this exhibition a priority. I'm so glad I did. It was certainly worth the $20 entry and I spent just over an hour and a half...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ordered tickets online to save queuing time. Highly recommended to order tickets for spots in Sydney to save time & get discounts. With online tickets, you can go directly to entrance. For Maritime Museum, it is worth to buy a Big Ticket to go...More

Thank millyat7floor
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Who would have thought looking through ships would be so much fun! Our kids 6, 7 & 9 enjoyed exploring the ships, loved the submarine & were intrigued by the Endeavour replica. Inside the museum the displays were interesting. The Pompeii exhibit was interesting for...More

Thank fivefergusons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it was first time at the maritime museum , had a great time , had good time looking around and the staff were fantastic

Thank 310james
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Maritime Museum recently, specially for the Pompeii Exihibition. While, it is so small-scaled. The 3D movie is also a very tiny one.

Thank Serene C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the 5 and 8 year old to have a look around, we paid the additional money to look at the boats and Pompeii exhibits. The museum has a ride range of activities for all ages, with model boat makers, dials and switches to turn,...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's"free" to go in but there's an aggressive "bait and switch" hard sell from the staff to make you pay $30 to actually see any of the ships or most things nautical so we did not bother. It's full of highly relevant maritime themes and...More

ANMMSydney, Digital Content Producer at Australian National Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. You are correct, currently, Action Stations (which includes entry on board the destroyer HMAS Vampire, submarine HMAS Onslow, patrol boat HMAS Advance and the replica of the HMB Endeavour), Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue (our international exhibition detailing...More

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2 December 2015|
Response from ANMMSydney | Property representative |
Hi, Most visitors stay at the museum for half a day, but you could easily spend the whole day exploring - with a submarine, navy destroyer, the replica of James Cooks endeavour, 6 permanent galleries and the new Action... More
25 March 2015|
Response from ANMMuseum | Property representative |
Hi aismanggo, The Australian National Maritime Museum is best experienced with our 'Big Ticket' which provides access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit, including: • Vessels – submarine HMAS Onslow... More