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

Fee: From: $19.54 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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Regular Hours:

  • 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
Australia

Phone: +61 2 9298 3777

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 24 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating 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

Hunter S. Aug-20-2019

5 Star Rating Fantastic experience. This is a fairly large museum, and I could have easily spent all day here. There is baggage checking, so thankfully I was able to stow... Read More

Worldeater G. Apr-15-2019

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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Directions

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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