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Garden Island & Naval Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 21 May 2019

At the time of writing (May 2019), this is only accessible on a Sunday because it is only accessible by ferry. It's a very short trip from Circular Quay. Located at the northern end of the Garden Island Naval Base, the museum is very well...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bonester
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We discovered Garden Island on the way to visit Doyle's at Watson's Bay via the ferry. We intended to stay for an hour but stayed for two and could have stayed longer. The free Naval Museum is informative and entertaining. There is a cafe and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 25stanleyv
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Almost every tourist and Sydneysider sails past this place and almost none know they can visit it! This is spot is the former Naval Signals station on Garden Island Naval Base, now turned into a park / picnic ground and home of the Naval Heritage...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Damien-and-Sonia
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were fortunate to have a clear sunny day for our visit. Pleasant ferry ride to and from Circular Quay - return by catamaran for us! Take a guided tour and discover all the information that is to be had from this establishment. Museum is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Tourists are in fact permitted to visit the end point of Garden Island, which is an active Naval Base. The only way off and on is by using the Sydney Ferry service. We went to Garden Island at around 2pm and were given strict instructions...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Most Sydneysiders don't know that Garden Island is open for visits. While it is still in use by the Navy you can access one side of it by ferry. It is very interesting to see the historical aspects and there is an amazing naval museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 124kimk
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth a one stop ferry ride from Circular Quay to see magnificent views of Sydney. Tha naval museum is fascinating and the gardens delightful. The cafe also makes great coffee 👍

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank carmichael12
Reviewed 14 January 2018

A short ferry trip to the wharf gives the highlights of Sydney Harbour. From the wharf we were greeted and given the lowdown of the visitor areas of Garden Island as it is an active naval base. The museum is modern and has interesting displays....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank trc2015
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We caught a ferry from Circular Quay for a short trip. It was a fine warm winter's day - perfect. We enjoyed the museum - interesting things inside and out. A working periscope that looks out over the harbour. Part of a Japanese submarine, and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank RossHJames
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My Dad was one of the fortunate ones who survived a Kamikaze attack during WWII. He saw the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from the deck of his ship the Shropshire 9th September 1945 in Tokyo Bay. All the memories from dad's war...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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24 May 2015|
Response from 25stanleyv |
There is a cafe at the museum.