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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, 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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2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Reviewed yesterday

Just over the Pyrmont Bridge from Market Street, this was a most interesting visit - we spent 3 hours here but could have stayed longer. We went onto the replica of Cook's Endeavour first - this vessel has circumnavigated the world twice itself. Great insight...More

Thank BobB49
Reviewed yesterday

A good stroll around not only for the naval buff but also anyone who has even a passing interest in boats used by Aborigines to a replica of Captain Cook's Endeavor. You don't have to buy a ticket if all you are interested is the...More

Thank travellerIndian
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked past this museum on our way to Darling Harbour and decided to drop by since it said free entry. I'm sorry but I didn't have an interest in maritime stuff and seeing the exhibits in the museum didn't evoke any interest too. There...More

Thank neminskii
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with two fourteen year old boys who loved being able to crawl all over the ships and submarine. Volunteer staff onboard each one were very knowledgeable and added to the whole experience! Be aware: you need to be fairly fit to visit interior of...More

Thank bltconnie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fancy being in a submarine? Well, if you have a passion for all things maritime, then this is the place for you. To ensure you get to cover everything, be prepared to spend a few hours. The outdoor museum comprises the submarine HMAS Onslow, the...More

Thank Josephine Magda... M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're interested in history and ships then this place is excellent. There is a museum area which goes through the history of Australian maritime and is free. There are 2 tall ships (James Craig and HMB Endeavour), a destroyer (HMAS Vampire) and a submarine...More

Thank McCarl18
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there to look at the Pompeii exhibition and looked around the museum as well. It was a lovely day, the sub was a little cosy but well worth the effort

Thank MichaelandTherese
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic day at the maritime museum. Loved the lighthouse and going in the ships and submarine. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Great cafe on site too

Thank Sharronr5b
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow .. Wow and Wow! Too much to see in a day! The James Craig [Clan Macleod] was Amazing .. Ann is a wealth of information!! We went on the Vampire and the Endeavour and the queue for the submarine was way too long ......More

Thank ClogWogsWife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum has multiple vessels to see and you could spend there hours. There are also some free exhibitions - but to enter any of the ships you need to buy a ticket. Have to be mentioned that if you are claustrophobic then you probably won’t...More

Thank PetriKoo
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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
Mohamad A
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