Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

4.3
#4 of 32 in Museums in Sydney
Explore the relationship between Australians and the sea at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Tour seven main galleries and learn about Aboriginal life on the water, the voyage across the ocean to Australia, the ocean as a natural resource, fun and leisure on the water, the Australian navy, and the Australian-American relations. Outside, board three museum ships, including a large sailboat, a destroyer, and a submarine. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Australian National Maritime Museum and many more Sydney attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sydney itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Museum is in itself very interesting. I loved the cards that are exposed. Which is a shame (though understandable) is that the majority of the exhibits are reproductions... More I have not find the scenography very didactic, the way in which are written the cartels were childlike without being very interesting, the amount of information being reduced to the minimum necessary. Finally, it was still fun.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We fully enjoyed the museum, starting with the exploration of the destroyer then the submarine, to go back to the museum for a quick look at the very rich and interesting Pompeii exhibition and film, ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    so much to see..must do ... the submarine; the destroyer and the Endeavour. go inside and see the Dirk Hartog Plate.  more »
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  • Fantastic museum complex. If you like museums give yourself three or four hours and go early in the day so you can catch the vessel tours and theatre showings in between walking around. Big Ticket entry seems but there is a lotto see and the stomp is good for the day. Endeavor has several local staff above and below deck to share the history. Has a coffee stand in front and restaurant in back, and a nice deck to relax on. Food court and other restaurants on other side of the bridge at the mall. Loved this museum!
  • Great displays, interactive with knowledgeable volunteers to answer your questions & show you around. Reasonably priced when you consider all the attractions a $32 pass gets you including access to the ships, submarine & the museum etc. If you want to see it all though, allow plenty of time, probably a whole day. Well worth it though if you're keen on your Maritime history :)
  • Lots to see in this museum. I really enjoy boarding and looking at the insides of the ship. The access to the ships are worth it, so please do buy the extra tickets. I had only the afternoon, but this could easily be a whole day event.
  • Walking around the ships and the submarine is definitely the highlight for me. The voluntary guides are excellent. The exhibits in the Museum are interesting but need a lot of time to really get the benefit. Plan to spend a full day!
  • Worth visiting there. One of the best place to get aware of the history of this which is closely linked with maritime history. Kids friendly and great place for all.

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