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.

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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


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 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 - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Our first visit. A wonderful museum. Spent hours just inside. Displays informative and very interesting. Staff extremely helpful. Joined as members which is very economical. Also this gave us access to the members lounge which we used to have a cup of tea and biscuits between visiting exhibits. Can't wait to go back.

Janae Wright - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating 행복했던 시간. 친절한 Mr.루이스 고마워요. 담에 기회되면 또 봐요 Dear Lewis. Thank you for your soft and gentle explanation. I could feel the hearts of Australians who love the sea. If I have a chance, I will visit Sydney for sure. I wish you good health and happiness.

강창원 - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Very interesting museum, good for family. General admission is free. Occasionally they will provide special exhibition. People are nice and friendly. Good place to learn about the maritime history of Australia, especially Sydney. WWII contents are also included in the museum. Recommended.

Edward Ho - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Fascinating museum. Tremendous variety of maritime related exhibits. The volunteers who provided insight into life in the various military and historical vessels were interesting and well informed. Lots of interactive stuff in the main building to keep the kids involved. Well set out, but quite a lot of walking is necessary to get from one end to the other. If you are into maritime history, then this is well worth a visit.

Roger Stonehouse - 4 months ago


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