Australian National Maritime Museum

Go and see the Australian National Maritime Museum, home to fantastic exhibitions that explore Australia's links to the Sea

HMV Endeavour docked at the Australian National Maritime Museum
HMV Endeavour docked at the Australian National Maritime Museum cc licensed photo by Andy_Mitchell_UK

A visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum is ideal for a fun-filled day of exploring various Australian maritime activities, European seafaring, aquatic sport, as well as the maritime defence of Australia's shores.

Be sure to check out Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre, which houses the Vaughan Evans Library, boat building workshops, museum collection storage, ship model workshop, a conservation laboratory and display area. If you are a water sports enthusiast, you will not want to miss out on the spectacular exhibition that the Museum houses. Here, you will be able to climb into and explore the Blackmores First Lady – Australia's most famous yacht. Since its official opening in 1991 the Australian National Maritime Museum has accrued a collection of over 40,000 objects.

In addition to the vast indoor exhibits, the museum also has over ten different real vessels for you to explore including a submarine.

The museum offers a variety of different activities for all ages. If you are feeling adventurous, they even offer a sailing cruise on the beautiful Sydney Harbour in either an authentic tall ship or aboard a luxury yacht.

Nearby attractions: Star City Casino and Lyric Theatre, Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, Imax Theatre, Chinese Gardens, Powerhouse Museum, Paddy's Market and Chinatown.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Australian National Maritime Museum


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Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 2 Murray St
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9298 3777


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 24 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating As good as it gets. Staggeringly large, packed with offerings and learning, and an architectural beauty. Keep your eyes open in little booklets for 20%... Read More

Jocelyn C. Mar-01-2017

3 Star Rating This review is overdue! We visited in January. This review is only for the "free" attractions. Hubs isn't a huge museum person so he'll do free ones on... Read More

Jennifer H. Apr-09-2020

3 Star Rating Who knew the maritime relationship between the US and Australia has been so extensive? I came here to check out yet another free museum while wandering... Read More

Darya S. Mar-27-2017

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Sydney Light Rail - L1Pyrmont Bay1 minute
L2. T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall17 minutes

How to get to Australian National Maritime Museum by Train

By Light Rail - L1: exit at Pyrmont Bay MLR Stop. The museum is across Murray Street (east) from the station..

By Train and Bus: exit at Town Hall Station and turn right (north) into George Street, left on Park Street, right on York Street then left on Market Street. When you see the pedestrian ramp on your left follow it up and walk across the Pyrmont Bridge. Alternatively, board the 443 bus on York Street which will take you right to the Museum.

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