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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 #37 of 300 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Glasgow UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

So we head round to Darling Harbour on the ferry for a look round and my wife wants to do yet more shopping. Seeing this place, we agreeto split up so I can have a look round for a couple of hours. A very friendly lady tells me all about the various ticket types and allows me a seniors concession... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited here on Saturday with a group of friends. The museum opens at 1030 with with tours of vessels starting at 11am. Tickets prices are a bit high but it still represents good value for money considering you will gain entry to the museum plus 3 ships and a submarine. Tickets are $25 /$16 for adult and concession. Volunteers man... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Had a great time clambering around the ships and submarine. the exhibits are great too, it is just about a full day to see everything. pleasant walk from the city across the bridge as well.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited here with our young son recently. Our son loved the submarine and navy boats outside. Inside the exhibits were interesting and enjoyable. Staff seemed friendly and overall we had a fantastic time here.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great place to spend day with lots of interesting information regarding australian history and world war II. This was probably the best of all the attractions in sydney. Everybody here was very friendly starting from the reception to all of the elderly volunteers. The endeavour, the vampire an submarine tours were absolutely great. there is an interesting area for kids... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I took my 11 year old son here and he loved it. The museum itself is very well laid out and very interesting if you want to learn more about our Australian history. We worked our way around the museum and then go to the war ship and the submarine. These were of particular interest to us both - imagining... More

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I recommend this museum to those who have an interest in maritime if you dont then i guess there'd be no point going I highly recommend allowing a day for this museum also, I only allowed a shorter amount of time so spent most of the time on the outdoor displays as there is alot to look at. Once again... More

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited here with my boyfriend (his idea) October 1st, we arrived at opening and had a lovely lady who was training explain which ticket we needed to see every thing. The big ticket, that got us in to see all the exhibits, the whale pictures and out on the boats. There's so much history to see and good interactive computers... More

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The museum is located on the edge of Darling Harbor in Sydney Australia. It has several ships on display, from a patrol boat to a submarine and a small destroyer. It also has a vintage sailing ship. The displays inside the permanent buildings house many artifacts, which include a history of the Australian Navy's role in the early days of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Really worth a visit to wander over the ships and submarine. An excellent insight into how the early sailors arrived in Sydney onboard the endeavour and the naval ship and submarine are so interesting. It will take a couple of hours at least to look at all the outside attractions and if you dont get time to do the inside,... More

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