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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 5 days ago

Rubbish. Badly set out, badly explained. Stupid 3D show that was padded out with a shark film from South Africa. Did most of my research at home after the exhibition. $20 not worth $10.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I must apologize as I previously referred to it as the Merchant Museum when it is actually the Maritime Museum. It is located on the Darling Harbour, and the displays inside as well as surrounding the building are worth the time to stop and take...More

Thank TJ3Maxxx
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum has a handful of changing exhibits, but the star attraction is definitely getting on board the HMAS Vampire, HMAS Onslow, the (sea worthy) replica of the Endeavour, and if you don't miss it, the James Craig. Set aside at least 4 hours to...More

Thank pseudokool
Reviewed 1 week ago

The big ticket on sale at entry offers the best value if you have the interest or time to see all the exhibitions, and view the various boats on show docked at the port. Our hotel had booklets called "What's on in Sydney" and it...More

Thank theharveyz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum itself is not anything out of the box but it is worth it for the opportunity to visit the ships. Seeing exactly how cramped the Endeavour was - especially in the officers' quarters, was a revelation and Vampire and the patrol boat (the...More

Thank brigadier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating exhibition of Pompeii from the maritime perspective documenting the rescue of a wealthy woman by Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger who ran the Roman fleet. Pliny the Elder died in the attempt from the toxic fumes from the volcano. Beautifully illustrated with...More

Thank coleman22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is situated close to Darling Harbour and surrounded by restaurant's/bars/shops. The museum itself is well presented with plenty of different exhibits to view.

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Thank Lyndsay F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a huge Roman history buff, I just had to stop in at the museum to see the Pompeii exhibit. The movie framed up the tragedy of the Vesuvius eruption very well. Although there were fewer actual pieces than I would have liked, I appreciated...More

Thank LCTravelsOn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Natinoal Maritime Museum recently , purchase the Big Ticket which allowed you to see every exhibit . Great value for money . The staff were very helpful and answered all our questions. We went early had no problem with queues , by lunch...More

Thank mtgcrafts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw people climbing on some war ships from across the water so we headed over to have a look. You can use an iVenture card to get in here but it's also cheap enough if you don't have one. We didn't go round the...More

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Hi, If I purchase the "Big Ticket" passes for my family, you reckon we can spend the entire day there? Or just half a day? I have 2 kids, aged 8 and 10 besides my wife and my mum. Need to know for planning purposes. Thanks.
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
ive read somewhere that the admission to australian national maritime museum is free but some of the page mention that there is a fee to enter this museum..which was right?
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