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Review of Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
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USD 15.63*
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Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
Ranked #25 of 460 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Brilliant exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

I really enjoyed this place. Excellent historical exhibits, a chance to walk amongst the moored ship collection and submarine and entry to the Endeavour, exact replica of Cook's great ship when it is in harbour.

Visited April 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Get on those ships”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

When you go to the Maritime Museum, make sure you get the combined ticket and have fun discovering the ships. How often do you get a chance to walk through a submarine and leisurely explore a destroyer and a tall ship? The static displays in the museum are good, but it's the ships that make the museum excellent.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Really nice museum in a great location. The vessels are fascinating, particularly the Endeavour, and the museum proper has some absorbing exhibitions. The kids' programme was very good.

Visited March 2012
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County Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Unless you are seriously into boats..”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

i was dragged here with a friend who was a fisherman and he did enjoy it. i found it pretty dull but then again i am not into boats. there were a few interesting bits and i enjoy history but its not somewhere i would recommend for the general tourist

Visited November 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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“I'm not into boats, but that was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

I didn't think I'd find the museum all that interesting but it was fantastic. The volunteers were sensational and very helpful, the displays were great and very interesting.

Visited March 2012
Thank Andy S
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