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 ships you can board, and the submarine make this a great adventure for anyone interested in naval equipment or history. We took a guided tour on the Vampire with a lady whose father commanded a.....  more
    The ships you can board, and the submarine make this a great adventure for anyone interested in naval equipment or history. We took a guided tour on the Vampire with a lady whose father commanded a.....  more »
  • The maritime museum is excellent, there is a lot of information and things to see inside, but there are also some ships outside that you can go on including a submarine, a replica of Captain Cook's... 
    The maritime museum is excellent, there is a lot of information and things to see inside, but there are also some ships outside that you can go on including a submarine, a replica of Captain Cook's...  more »
  • As i mentioned, we only had a few hours on hand but absolutely loved it it here, could have spent a lot longer. The ships are the stars of the museum and that's where we spent most of our time... 
    As i mentioned, we only had a few hours on hand but absolutely loved it it here, could have spent a lot longer. The ships are the stars of the museum and that's where we spent most of our time...  more »
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  • A great museum that I have taken my kids to a number of times over the years. Has awesome number of ships you can get on and explore. There’s a few old time large sail ships, a modern(ish) naval destroyer and even a submarine you can board too. The actual inside of the museum shows the history of Australian maritime over the years. There are plenty of staff around to help and to inform. It is a great day out with kids, young and old!
  • Located on the Casino side of our beautiful Sydney Darling Harbour, I highly recommend a visit at this museum. The staff and volunteers are very kind, funny and knowledgeable. I came a bit too late (1 hour before the museum closed) but the kind staff put my name in the “Blue Book” so we can come back for free another time. Even with only 1 hour, I manage to see the submarine and destroyer and the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition. Love the on-going Photography exhibition and sculpture here. The highlight for me was seeing the submarine and the destroyer! I will definitely come back soon!
  • Amazing experience! You can go on a real military boat and submarine, and other types of boats, very very interesting. And there is also a gallery where you can see beautiful photos and other things. Very big place, you definitely need minimum 2 hours.
  • Loved being able to walk onto the boats and look inside, although the submarine was a bit tight getting in and awkward getting around, a little more instruction and forewarning for this would’ve been nice. The museum itself was huge, and photography area was a true highlight. The rest of the museum was a little drab, but that’s personal taste, was still interesting to see and worth the $25 to fill in the day. We’re happy we went.
  • Excellent venue on a rainy day! Wonderful exhibits of Alick Tipoti's art and stories of immigrants. Quite an amazing experience to explore the ships outside. Don't be shy to ask volunteers about history of each ship, they're happy to share their knowledge and fun facts.. Museum has a lot to offer, and I can't wait to visit again soon.

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