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Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Visit the Australian National Maritime Museum at your leisure with your choice of entrance ticket. Choose between the Big Ticket which includes all seasonal and permanent exhibits or limit yourself to just the special exhibitions and permanent galleries.

    In the permanent collection, you can learn about Australia’s historic connection to the ocean in exhibits that detail stories and artifacts from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and European explorers including Captain James Cook. A full-size replica of Captain Cook’s ship The Endeavour, which he sailed to Australia in the 1780s, can be boarded for a hands-on experience of an 18th-century tall ship. Other galleries look into subjects such as immigration, naval defense forces, sailing and surfing.

    The collection includes several historic vessels that berth at the docks located in the outdoor section of the museum. Depending on the day of your visit, you may find one or more ships available to tour: the HMAS Onslow, a submarine from the Royal Australian Navy; the HMAS Vampire, the last remaining big gun ship in the nation; and the tall ship named The James Craig, which took 30 years to restore and is one of the world’s few remaining 19th-century barques that are sea-worthy.

    Check the daily schedule for guided tours and up-to-date exhibit information. A cafe that overlooks Darling Harbour offers refreshments for purchase or you are welcome to bring snacks and soak up views of Sydney Harbour from the museum’s terrace.

    Current Exhibitions

    Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica - Now open until 28 March 2016

    This exhibition showcases a story of survival as an Anglo-Irish adventurer Sir Ernest Shackleton saved all 28 men aboard the doomed ship Endurance.

    Horrible Histories Pirates – The Exhibition - Opens 16 December 2015

    Discover the life of a private in this interactive and hands on exhibition designed with a focus for children between the ages of 4-12 years.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Australian National Maritime Museum
    Departure Time
    Opening hours:
    9:30am - 5pm (extended to 6pm during January)

    *Last boarding time for submarine and tall ships is 4:10pm
    Return Details
    2 Murray Street Sydney 2000
    • Entry/Admission - Australian National Maritime Museum
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to the museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Took my 11yr daughter here as she wanted to see the Monsters of the Deep exhibit.It was fantastic.She loved every minute of it. General entry to the museum is free but to see the special exhibits is extra I payed $12 child and $12 pensioner/carer/seniors...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    There was plenty to see and do and all of it very interesting for all ages. The ships and submarine were great. With very informative guides. Inside was also very informative.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank A7843JLdannyw
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I had a great time visiting the museum and all the exhibits. The museum volunteers who act as guides on the boats are very well informed, helpful and always pleasant.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank AJ_Sheen
    Reviewed 31 August 2019

    Interesting visit of tall ship, a very nice lady welcomed us and gave us an insightful introduction. Visits of a destroyer and submarine give a good feeling of life on board of such ships a few decades ago. Interesting temporary exhibits on Captain Bligh and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank V1380
    Reviewed 20 August 2019

    The museum has some interesting special exhibitions, but in honesty, if it weren’t for the ships and the submarine that you can visit, the museum would be so so. This based on other maritime museums that I’ve visited around the world. But of course, nicest...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank NLcycle
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