Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum, a maritime museum operated as a statutory authority of the Australian Government, is located at Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales.

The ANMM's main exhibits are housed in a building that has galleries covering: Australian Aborigines; Navigators - defining Australia; Passengers - the long sea voyage, from convicts to boat people; Commerce - the working sea; Navy - protecting Australia; Watermarks - adventure, sport & play; Australia-USA - linked by the sea; Tasman Light features art and photographic exhibitions and the lighthouse lens and mechanism; The Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse.

The wharf space features the fleet of ships and boats, including: Krait (1920s), the World War II Z special forces commando raider (on loan from the Australian War Memorial), Carpentaria, an unmanned lightship (1917), ex-Royal Australian Navy ships - HMAS Onslow, an Oberon Class submarine (1968); HMAS Vampire, a Daring Class destroyer (1956), HMAS Advance, an Attack Class patrol boat (1968), the sail merchant ship James Craig (1874) and the Endeavour replica.

Other notable watercraft are: Ken Warby's boat Spirit of Australia that holds the current World water speed record 317.5696 mph (511.11 km/h); Barcelona Olympic Games gold medal winning double scull Barcelona and coxless four Australian Olympic Committee.

Welcome Wall

The Welcome Wall records the names of immigrants who have arrived from overseas to settle in Australia. The wall, made of bronze, is located at the Australian National Maritime Museum site near Pyrmont docks.

External links

  • ANMM web site with details of the current exhibitions, collection, fleet, and exhibitions and virtual reality tours
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Balázs G.
4 January 2017
Fascinating experience to board a submarine and a destroyer. The museum inside is quite static in comparison. Note: the tall ship James Craig at the side is not part of the museum and is free to visit
Meagan Fowler
16 December 2013
Every Aussie should go to see the Endevour replica, the volunteers knowledge is excellent! The Vampire warship and Onslow submarine are also worth a look.
Dominic Tam
6 January 2017
General Admission which includes almost everything except visit to the boat & sub is FREE! The museum has a dedicated area for infants and a separate large play area for children.
Virginia Gordon
15 October 2011
A great museum - so interesting - the special exhibitions are wellpresented with mixed media. The gift shop has really tasteful and fun and interesting things for all ages. Love this place.
Max Hegerman
4 November 2015
Be sure to spend some time at the Welcome Wall, which chronicles the millions of people (like me and my family) who have settled in this wonderful place. We'll be on the wall soon! ????
ELS Universal English College
Boards ships and experience what life is like on the water. We loved going on board the destroyer, submarine and tall ship. You will pay $32 for full access. Cheaper rates for regular visits.
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