Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

4.5
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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  • We were very disappointed when on arrival for our tour of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition to find it was closed for maintenance. We had purchased tickets online for a specific date.....  more »
  • Nice visit during a very rainy day. The museum was free as we did not plan to see the extra/traveling exhibits. Much history with excellent photos and interesting items in every area. Could have...  more »
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  • Really fantastic place to visit and bring kids. My 4yr old and I went today for the first time and he loved it. His first 3D movie and the opportunity to explore a submarine as well as other awesome ships. Really a memorable experience. Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and a huge thanks to all the kind volunteers who brought it all to life.
  • With working machinery, model ships and diving gear to interactive displays there are plenty of interesting things to see and learn at the maritime museum. Paid sections change to suit themes. The following photos are in the free section of the museum. It is wheelchair friendly with great amenities and an awesome gift shop. Highly recommend taking the time to visit it.

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