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.

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Fee: From: $18.93 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket

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.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • 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

Address: 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: (02) 9298 3777

Official Website: Australian National Maritime Museum

Map of nearby accommodations:


Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Sydney Light RailPyrmont Bay1 minute
T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall17 minutes

How to get to Australian National Maritime Museum by Train

By Light Rail: 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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Rated 4.5 out of 5Australian National Maritime Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating A wonderful place to visit. The diversity of items there is stunning. It is well presented and in great condition. I thought it was money well spent. I was at the museum for about 4.5 hours but could have easily stayed longer.

John Akerman - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating We had a fantastic and well informed tour guide for the vampire destroyer ship. The sub was very interesting to tour. The museum was incredible and the James Cameron films and titanic display were exceptional. Well worth the price.

Sherry Draper - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Really fantastic place to visit and bring kids. My 4yr old and I went today for the first time and he loved it. His first 3D movie and the opportunity to explore a submarine as well as other awesome ships. Really a memorable experience. Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and a huge thanks to all the kind volunteers who brought it all to life.

Richard Wienburg - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating With working machinery, model ships and diving gear to interactive displays there are plenty of interesting things to see and learn at the maritime museum. Paid sections change to suit themes. The following photos are in the free section of the museum. It is wheelchair friendly with great amenities and an awesome gift shop. Highly recommend taking the time to visit it.

Hannah Nagel - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Loved this precinct! Did the tours of the ships and submarine. My husband got in for free as he is ex Navy ( but we would of paid until the girl heard me ask my husband had he served on any of these ships,prompting her to ask was he Defence). The Volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. My husband was thrilled to revisit the ships similar to the ones he served on. Was the highlight of our day. The museum is spectacular lots to see and a great gift shop.

Jane Graham - 2 months ago


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