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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Climb aboard and join the action at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Spectacularly located on the waterfront in the heart of Sydney's Darling Harbour, you'll find tall ships, Navy vessels, a submarine, beautifully restored historic boats, fascinating temporary and travelling exhibitions and fun-filled activities for the kids. The museum houses the National Maritime Collection, which features over 140,000 objects, capturing themes such as defence, exploration, migration and coastal culture. It also includes one of the largest and most diverse in-water fleets of any museum in the world - including submarine HMAS Onslow, Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire, tall ship James Craig and Captain James Cook's HMB Endeavour replica. Visiting the Action Stations exhibition is a must for an immersive museum experience like no other, where you can explore that danger and drama of Navy life at sea.
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2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed this museum. I chose not to go on the ships but wanted to see the free exhibits. I was not disappointed. I was planning to spend a few hours there and then go on to another museum, but I ended up spending...More

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an interesting area of Darling Harbour with the Welcome Wall, a lighthouse, submarine, and a tall ship on display outside. There's plenty more to see inside the museum.

Thank Jade0077
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent display of Australia's Maritime History the museum in its self is quite impressive and interesting however the boats and submarine are just genius they add another level to an already amazing attraction.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really too much to see in one day. Kids will love the ships. The museum itself is full of interesting information but younger children would get bored very quickly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old boats to explore, a lighthouse, and historical information in abundance. Kids as well as adults will find something they like.

Thank artistJoan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit for anyone who has served in the Armed services of any country. Fantastic to see the preservation of different service ships instead of them going to the scrap yard. I had the privilege to revisit the Onslow a sub that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had fantastic exhibitions to look around and it was really good to be able to get to see HMAS Vampire. Well worth a visit

Thank HamishNorth
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to see some different ships that are on display in the harbor. If you are limited for time you can walk by the ships at the dock and its free..

Thank Julia K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is such a great range of exhibits here that every member of the family will be involved, from your 5 year old to your grandad. The permanent fixtures like the submarine and the battleship give you something to move around and touch and fully...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the recent Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition! And the submarine, warship and early ships are always great.

Thank Jean762014
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kumhor
2 December 2015|
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Response from ANMMSydney | Property representative |
Hi, Most visitors stay at the museum for half a day, but you could easily spend the whole day exploring - with a submarine, navy destroyer, the replica of James Cooks endeavour, 6 permanent galleries and the new Action... More
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Atifnadzir
25 March 2015|
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Response from ANMMuseum | Property representative |
Hi aismanggo, The Australian National Maritime Museum is best experienced with our 'Big Ticket' which provides access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit, including: • Vessels – submarine HMAS Onslow... More
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