Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

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#2 of 45 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. Plan to see Australian National Maritime Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sydney travel route planner.
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  • I'm an ex-Navy Officer so of course I like to walk around ships. We toured 3, a destroyer, a small private old yacht, and a full size replica of HMS Endeavor. Fun to see, and to show my wife living qu...  more »
  • Pay the admission fee and turn in submarines, Destroyers, sailing, Museum of fine arts. I can't ride it like a ship just because a valuable experience. Submarine is cramped, often reveals a sense of stagnation. Clean only the Museum Shop see is many things.
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  • This is a very nice museum located at the Darling Harbour. It is very easy to find and you may spend the whole day at the museum. The main exhibit is free. The ships exhibits require a kind of expensi...  more »
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  • We had a lovely day there today. Three generations from 9 yrs to 76 yrs. Lots to see. However, some of the volunteers need to take a chill pill. I am too old at 54 to be told to sit down and listen. No one told me listening to the volunteers was mandatory and it was my day out not theirs!
  • Great stop for any tourist or local alike. Lots of cool historical effects, as well as knowledgeable, storytelling staff. Worth every cent!!!
  • We enjoyed our experience there was a lot to do with tours of replica ships and tours of more recent naval vessels such as the submarine (HMS Anslow) and HMS Vampire there's also a 3D cinema which has regular showings we easily spent 3 hours here and unfortunately we ran out of time but could have easily spent another half hour around the exhibitions
  • $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.

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