Visit the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), located in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. ANMM is Australia’s national center for all things Australian naval history. You’ll get to explore extensive collections of maritime objects, captivating exhibitions, learn about maritime exploration and research, see a 3D film, tour historic naval vessels, and more.
You’ll get to explore life at sea with hands-on, educational exhibits and explore topics relating to Australia’s discovery, unique geology, the Australian Aborigines, Australia’s naval defense and political climate, and more. Check out the Action Stations experience and learn the compelling history of the Royal Australian Navy on the hi-tech, immersive journey that illustrates the danger and drama of military life at sea and the inner workings of the Navy.
The museum features one of the largest floating historical vessel collections in the world. You’ll get to see a replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour (when in port), the former Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire, the former Navy patrol boat HMAS Advance, former Navy submarine HMAS Onslow, and more. You’ll be able to climb aboard and explore what life was like at sea for all those who served on these ships.
Families and kids can enjoy the museum’s hands-on arts and craft activities in Kids on Deck, and kids under 5 years will love the play zone, Mini Mariners Play.
In additional to the ANMM’s permanent collection, it frequently hosts temporary exhibits, all related to the exploration of Australia’s maritime history.
Tips for visiting:
Daily, 9:30 am-5:00 pm*.
Last boarding time for the submarine and Tall Ships is 4:10 pm.
*9:30 am-6:00 pm in January.