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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
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2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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We would have loved to visit but didn’t have the time. Planning to spend just a short time exploring Pyrmont I wasn’t expecting to find such a potentially interesting museum there. Several of the vessels are moored in the harbour, including a submarine and two...More

Thank fatbear2000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a wonderful time here! It's large with several levels and focuses on the maritime history of Australia including transportation and migration by sea. The highlights for me were the ships: HMAS Vampire, HMAS Onslow, and the Endeavour. Very knowledgeable docents on the Onslow (submarine)...More

Thank zekenix
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great exhibits and cool war shops to explore on as well. The wooden boat festival with over 140 different boats was amazing.

Thank Ariella A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed this so much, got to see inside a submarine, my husband enjoyed this as well, can learn heaps and something different from shopping, Old sail boat was so cool also

Thank Twotravellers2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum and were rapt to see the wooden boats festival as well. 140 beautifully crafted wooden boats on display with free entry was a bonus. The museum itself is really interesting and a credit to all involved in organising the informative displays.

Thank justjans
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent maritime museum. While the static displays inside are interesting, the stars are the ships outside. The replica of Cook’s Endeavor is the most interesting by far. How this one guy went all over the world in such small ships is amazing. There are...More

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent couple hours learning about the local history, watching films and exploring ships. Very nice option for an afternoon

Thank connie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a walk in the city and go to this place, not much to see, just a great view of the Bay Area, saw one submarine. One old ship, but nice place

Thank Lewis125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had a lot of interesting exhibits. Was able to tour a warship and, having been in the US Navy, it was interesting to see the difference between the two countries warship. Brought back a lot of memories. The tour gave a good representation...More

Thank Gerald B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we made time to visit this Museum. Great history on display and to top it off, we explored the submarine "Vampire" with fabulous commentary from Doug who explained so much in great detail. Then boarded the HMAS Sydney,a Destroyer, and had an amazing...More

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kumhor
2 December 2015|
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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
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Mohd Hasrol H
25 March 2015|
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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
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