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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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2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is 'on the water' in Darling Harbour. Old boats and war boat is there. Its right in the middle of the harbour on the western side and easily accessible. You can't miss it.

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walking around here and seeing the amazing history and artifacts. Staff were really helpful. Great place to visit

Thank Tez_Shaz_Bali
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a first class maritime museum. Let me start with the volunteer guides who explain the details, all extremely knowledgable, friendly, nice and entertaining. History being my hobby, I had some rudimentary knowledge, but learned a ton of more fascinating details from the volunteers....More

Thank Gournemanz
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I visited this place as my wife have never been inside navy vessels. There are 4 ships to visit. We spent about 2 hours taking lots of photos. It is very interesting especially the submarine & HMS Vampire. My advise is to...More

Thank konstandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose only to explore the free portions of the venue and even so there was more than enough to see. The outside ships have excellent information that can be read on the dock and we got a good view of the Endeavor. The variety...More

Thank nlc58
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about 3.5 hours here and it was not enough time. Visitors should see the exhibits in the main building because it covers the overall history. Then they should go see the ships as well. For warships, HMAS Vampire is a 1950s destroyer so...More

Thank J-Chizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably most people will find the various former navy ships that you can visit the most interesting. Crawling through a submarine, but you can also enter a tall ship and a destroyer. In the process learning about life on board, and former missions in general....More

Thank Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Purchased Big Ticket @ concession rate for pensioners. Only had chance to go onboard Endeavor Replica, Submarine, and Warship as it was mid afternoon when I arrived there. The volunteer guides are so knowledgeable and entertaining and in some cases a retired serving officer of...More

Thank MikeQldAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five minutes walk from our Hotel, this visit they were showing the Pompeii exhibition as well. The entry fee was cheap (Seniors). And you have access to everything there. The destroyer HMAS Vampire, was very interesting, and also the Submarine tour was amazing, (not recommended...More

1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and the wife visited the museum and was astonished to the amount you could see for free, the outside exhibitions you had to pay for but inside their were a curio shop with exhibitions of land speed records to Australian navy memorabilia. Was to...More

Thank Jannas007
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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