Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

(4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We took the decision to take the Big Ticket and go on board the ships docked next to the Museum - thank god we did. I was a little disappointed with the galleries of the museum itself BUT if you like ...  more »
  • My husband is a real boat fan but I'm not fussed however I really enjoyed my visit here. The boats were the stars of the show for me. I especially enjoyed the Endeavour. We visited with our one year o...  more »
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  • Spent a wonderful day exploring Warships, a Submarine, two Tall Ships, a Lighthouse and then a huge Museum - fascinating and enjoyable. And was made better by the delightful and informative Volunteer guides.
  • This museum is one of the best, if not the best in Australia to learn about the First Fleet and much of Australia's maritime history. Entry to the actual museum is free, but if you want a tour of the boats, you have to pay a fee but it is totally worth it! The volunteers at the museum are so friendly and informative! Would come again to re-visit the museum as we ran out of time. Excellent location, with good light rail services getting off at Pyrmont Bay, a ferry wharf and a bus stop directly at the museum. You can also get off at Town Hall and walk across the Pyrmont Bridge. Apparently, there is also a car park.
  • The actual museum is ok, but the tours of the ships are outstanding. Very knowledgeable staff are more than happy to chat rather than delivering a tired spiel. Good mix of historic and modern ships. You could skip the main museum and still have a great day.
  • Museum is an absolute must to visit for Australian Maritime History! Excellent location at the far end of the Darling Harbour precinct. We had occasion to use one of their function rooms recently. Function went off well and good and friendly food service too.
  • Please go to this museum. It's wonderfully organised and the volunteers are friendly and charming. If you have a tiny interest in maritime it will grow at a place like this. If you devote the entire day to the AMS, you can get some great stories from the volunteers omboard the floating ships and submarines. Would definitely go again.