Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

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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. Plan to see Australian National Maritime Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sydney travel route planner.
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  • The museum itself is neat, but smaller. The ship in port that you can tour are the best part though. Captain Cook's ship was my favorite, but I also liked touring the submarine.  more »
  • The staff on each of the attractions we chose to see were all extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It was a surreal experience going through the submarine and the destroyer - sorry, I don't remember ...  more »
  • This well presented museum helped me understand so much more of Australias development. I was fascinated by the different groups who have helped populate/develop such an imporrtant part of the world. ...  more »
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  • $32 for the "big ticket" which gives you access to all inside exhibits and the ships outside. The price would be worth it for just the outside ships, so it's good value! All the ships tours are included in the price and the volunteers are spread out across the ships to give you information. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. The ships are not handicap friendly, but the inside museum is. Highly recommended for both solo travellers and families!
  • The maritime museum is a great destination for families and friends to spend the day out. It offers several fascinating displays, and historical information. The replica ships such as the endeavour are truly amazing providing users with great knowledge of Australia maritime history. However as other reviews have stated both the toilets and children's area are not properly maintained. Despite these issues it still remains a fantastic destination.
  • 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!
  • We were really exited to visit the museum. Started well. receptionists were nice and full of info. all younger members of staff were Nice and helpful. But there were a lot of what I can assume were retired helpers in the exhibits were extremely rude and ruined the experience. So much we wanted to leave. Especially when we went to watch the 3d shark and escape Pompeii show. It started at 1 pm. We were looking at the other exhibits and lost track of time. we were literally 1 minute late the door to the theatre was locked. we asked the guard near the door what to do explained we were only a min late he very nicely said just knock on the door they will let you in. so thats what we did to be met by a very rude man with a very red nose who bluntly told us the show started at 1 o'clock . We explained we were here at 1 min past he just reiterated that the show started at 1 and slammed the door shut so we walked away with a very sad 6 year old boy who didn't get to see the show. Very disappointing wouldn't return.
  • Very interesting museum; I just manage to visit the submarine and the ship and they are really well preserved and the tours inside of them are well studied. You can really understand how life was at the time in those ships

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