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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 (0)2 9298 3777
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Ranked #31 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Australian National Maritime Museum details the country's love for and dependence upon the seas with traditional exhibits and film but also... more » Owner description: The Australian National Maritime Museum details the country's love for and dependence upon the seas with traditional exhibits and film but also vessels to explore in Darling Harbour, including a destroyer and a submarine. The museum has many children's activities and offers sailing excursions. « less
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The submarine and destroyer were fascinating. Excellent access, tours, and explanations. This would have been worth twice the cost yet it was affordable, to mention nothing of the museum itself

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We hold a family membership to this great museum. This week we visited for the first time in a year and explored exhibitions on Whales and also Child Migration. Our children ( in particular our 11 y.o.) learnt alot. Exhibitions hold enough information to be informative and provoke further thought but not so long they are boring. We also explored... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Climbing over the submarine and the destroyer, as well as the sailing ship, kept my nine year old grandson happy for hours - what more could you want on a lovely sunny day?

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is OK for what it is, but probably too expensive. My kids liked going on the ships, but the museum bit was not at all captivating for them.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We did not do the outside ships which I think would be very nice. The inside exhibits were hard to follow at times and some had a limited maritime connection (orphans sent from Britian during the early 20th century.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

our teenage boys loved the ship tours, it was very interesting meeting and talking to the volunteer guides. One gentlemen was even an ex crew member of the Vampire submarine and gave a great insight into what life aboard a working submarine was like. Highly recommend spending time onboard the ships and leave the museum section to last.

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Walkerston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a great time here, lots to see and experience. War ship and submarine How do the Sailors do it, tiniest sleeping quarters. Lots to see in the Museum, trains, boats and lots more.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Took visitors from including two 9yo boys. Worried they might get bored. They like the adults spent several fun filled hours. Get along and get brushed up on our Nations maritime history. Enthralling

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

It was enough for me to be attracted to this museum by the fact you get to go on a real submarine and warship! And they do not disappoint. Volunteers lerk aboard to discuss and teach aspects of the vessels with you and on the Vampire ship you can be treated to a guided tour of the whole vessel. You... More

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great tours of the sub, the destroyer and the new endeavour. Fascinating, with enthusiastic guides including one ex-submariner. Galleries also copious. Spent 4 hours. Could have been 6. Stuff about Cook and other explorers and the child emigration program. Heartrending stuff.

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