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Australian National Maritime Museum

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Address: 2 Murray Street | Darling Harbour, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9298 3777
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Australian National Maritime Museum aims to explore and manage...
The Australian National Maritime Museum aims to explore and manage maritime heritage in ways that enlighten, inspire and delight people everywhere. The National Maritime Collection 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. Located on Sydney's Darling Harbour, the museum also offers visitors a range of public events, children's activities and exhibitions covering all aspects of Australia's connection to the sea, as well as the opportunity to board and explore the historic vessels.
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All of the family of varying ages enjoyed this museum. It is more than a museum. There are ships to explore, exhibits to visit and if you have small child a great children's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

All of the family of varying ages enjoyed this museum. It is more than a museum. There are ships to explore, exhibits to visit and if you have small child a great children's activity center. The Shackleton exhibit was on when we were there and they had this great guide dressed up in period snow gear and we adults enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We visited the museum purely to see the Shackleton exhibition . Unfortunately it wasn't possible just to pay into this on its own and we had to pay for the full museum experience yet I think you can pay for the galleries on their own. We were very restricted with time and arrived mid afternoon. The Shackleton exhibition was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

love looking at all the wonderful achievements by past and present mariners, submarine and smaller boats. I wanted to stay longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Wonderful museum showing Australia's maritime heritage, from Indigenous people, to the arrival of Capt Cook and successive generations of arrivals. Well worth a day to visit.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a wonderful museum showing Australia's Maritime History there is a wide variety of interactive displays, a great place to go with the family, the submarine is well worth exploring.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is place was one of the best places we visited during our trip to Sydney. While we didn't do the guided tour around the boat we did hear some of the stuff that was said it is very informative with a little bit of humor thrown in. It is also great value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved the Endeavour replica, battleship and submarine. Really good activities for kids during holidays. The volunteers giving information on the boats were really friendly and gave just the right amount of history, a real bonus. We had a great time and a good coffee in the cafe too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What an experience! We thought it would be a good way to kill 2 hours, and we spent almost the entire day here! Going on the boats and talking to the volunteers was an experience in itself. Captain Cooks replica boat was a highlight but really it is the staff that made the trip, so knowledgeable and so friendly. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fantastic place to visit for kids. So much to see and do. It was school holidays & they had specially set up craft / play area for the kids. Hours of fun to be had - well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Year Six school group really enjoyed visiting the Maritime Museum. There is a huge amount to look at in the Museum, but we unfortunately were on a very tight time schedule so had to rush around most of it. The tour around the Destroyer was outstanding. The children loved every minute of the experience. I can't wait to take next... More 

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Additional Information about Australian National Maritime Museum

Address: 2 Murray Street | Darling Harbour, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9298 3777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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