Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,100+ 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 visited the museum as a family of 4 (2 boys 6 and 7) and it was awesome. The walk up the lighthouse was great and the boys loved being on the ship and the sub. The volunteers were really knowledgea...  read more »
  • We bought the full ticket and did not regret spending the money. Our 9 year old was enthralled all day. The volunteers incredibly knowledgeable and courteous. This has been our best day out in Sydney ...  read more »
  • 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. Y...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Awesome maritime museum. Great for kids too! Explore the authentic recreation of Capn Cooks Endeavour and some amazing WWII navy vessels (including a real submarine).
  • Apsolutlwy love this place, plenty to see and do for all ages, i didnt get to see everything while i was there 😦 and i wish there had been guides around in more places. I wish i had gone to the desk and gotten a 2nd ticket) staff were very helpful and happy
  • Free for most of the maritime museum except for going aboard the sub or destroyer or special exhibitions - US visitors can see their donated boat & story of WWII - immigrants can see love tales of Japanese wives or European families - and there's Aboriginal history as well - I only recently discovered the second building behind /opposite the casino which has a few sailing boats as well
  • Fantastic and worth stopping past tk see Australia's martime heritage
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