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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 yesterday

The museum itself is good, but the ships are the real attraction. Personal taste, but HMAS Vampire and Onslow were the draw for me. Really good all round

Thank david B
Reviewed 2 days ago

if you desire to really learn about the history of Austrailia as well as the roles that the country played in many world conflicts this is the place to visit. There are also additional exhibits at the museum that you can go onto some shops...More

Thank GARY W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent museum for maritime enthusiasts. Replicas of HMS Endeavour; the RANS Vampire and Onslow are housed there; along with a fast patrol boat and a steam tall ship. Allow at least three hours for your visit as there is lots to see. The volunteers are...More

Thank Karzow
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good to visit insides of the submarine and both the other ships. Good galleries. However timings are short. Must reach there immediately after lunch.

Thank limayeji
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to the museum is actually free. The fee is for access to the ships, submarine and the Lighthouse. If you are on a budget or with small kids (ages 4 and below) you may be better off not paying. You could still go around...More

Thank MyFamandI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is situated on Darling Harbour which is an incredible venue at night- the whole area is beautifully lit up and it is such an impressive part of the city. There is a submarine “parked” outside in the water and some of the buildings are...More

Thank Princess B
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the replica of the Endevour, the retired submarine and the decommissioned destroyer it was a very educational visit coupled with the other exhibits and the audio visual demonstrations

Thank alech530
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting and informative museum. Pay more to see extra exhibits like the submarine. Wheelchair friendly. Cafe. Would recommend this museum.

Thank hellieb66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent almost a whole day here going through the various exhibitions and displays that take you on a fasinating journey of past and present. We were immersed in an interactive tour of the floating vessels on the harbour Learning of the stories of discovery...More

Thank Elowishes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is neat, but smaller. The ship in port that you can tour are the best part though. Captain Cook's ship was my favorite, but I also liked touring the submarine.

Thank RaleighNCTraveller
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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