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.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Australian National Maritime MuseumFee: From: $17.94 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
Explore one of the world’s top maritime museums at your leisure with a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum, conveniently located in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The museum’s permanent and traveling exhibitions focus on different aspects of Australia’s maritime history as well as the beach culture of today. If you've chosen the Big Ticket, the kids will love exploring the four historic ships berthed outside, making this a great outing for all ages.
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- 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
2 Murray St
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Phone: +61 2 9298 3777
Jocelyn C. Mar-01-2017
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
Jennifer H. Apr-09-2020
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
Hunter S. Aug-20-2019
This museum has multiple free permanent exhibits as well as rotating special exhibits that you can pay to see (at a very reasonable price). It's very well... Read More
Accommodations near Australian National Maritime Museum:
|Train Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Sydney Light Rail - L1||Pyrmont Bay||1 minute|
|L2. T1, T2, T3 or T4||Town Hall||17 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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