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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Situated in Darling Harbour Sydney. The museum displays a rich history of the Australian Navy and many other displays. We found being able to freely tour over naval vessels and also a replica of Captain Cooks Endeavour was excellent. The tour guides were informative and...More

Thank 601garrys
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm an ex-Navy Officer so of course I like to walk around ships. We toured 3, a destroyer, a small private old yacht, and a full size replica of HMS Endeavor. Fun to see, and to show my wife living quarters on a destroyer. They...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice museum located at the Darling Harbour. It is very easy to find and you may spend the whole day at the museum. The main exhibit is free. The ships exhibits require a kind of expensive ticket. This is perhaps, the...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the “big ticket” to tour ships outside. At the time, there were two sail ships, the brigantine, James Craig and a replica HMS Endeavour. Also open were the HMAS Vampire with a self tour, and a coastal patrol vessel with guided tours only (next...More

Thank jim t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well planned and great experience - full of history, stories and incredible ships, submarines, etc. Very easy to get to by ferry from circular quay and right next to the restaurants, cafe's, etc of Darling harbour.

Thank freelove1517
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a big indoor museum with hundreds of exhibits as well as a dock outside with a submarine,2 tall ships 2 navy ships and a beautiful wooden steam powered Yaght. There are volunteer's to ask questions. You could easily spend the day here....More

Thank johnjppower
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent Museum with. A wide range of displays, many ardent interactive and there is a brilliant experience area for children. Helpful and well informed staff around the Museum. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank peter_richardson5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent few hours here and everyone is so helpful and knowledgeable. You’ll learn so much and it’s such a beautiful building. You can easily spend a few hours here and not realise

Thank Briony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for several hours and it was great. Tour the boats. Many interesting things including a video presentation worth catching.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a big fan of museums and this one is great for a lot of history, models and activities that are also in a great central location. Tickets can be pricey, but if you are visiting, it is worth checking out for some Australian...More

Thank Leonavich
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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