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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We visited the museum when we seen that you could see what a submarine looks like inside. We took all the tours and enjoyed every moment of it. I would recommend this to parents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum when we seen that you could see what a submarine looks like inside. We took all the tours and enjoyed every moment of it. I would recommend this to parents with young kids who would love to visit old war ships. (There is height restrictions on some ships)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An interesting museum located in darling harbour, probably not the most entertaining place to take children, but great for the history geeks out there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

really enjoyed this museum, the Shackleton exhibition was terrific. Being able to explore the different types of ships, especially the submarine, was an eye opener. Highly recommend spending plenty of time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Possibly one of the best museum experiences around as you get to clamber in over and through two warships, a submarine and a tall ship. This beats just staring at displays behind glass hands down. Kids (including "big" kids) will love it. HMAS Vampire is the last of Australia's "big gun" destroyers, HMAS Advance the first of our small patrol... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Never been to this Museum previously and thought why not it looks interesting and that it was ! Take the time to venture into this place you might be surprised :-)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Australian National Maritime Museum is a fitting Museum for a Maritime port like that of Port Jackson. Plenty to look at and lots to keep the kids entertained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Full of interest for anyone who delights in maritime and seafaring history. Be sure to take the tour of H.M. Barque Endeavour, a step back into the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the exhibits, nicely laid out and well sign posted. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the ships and the submarine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to find out more about Australia's Maritime history, then you must visit this museum. The Museum building houses many informative displays on our maritime history and the actual ships can easily be photographed or even board a Destroyer, Patrol Boat or Submarine for a close up view of how they operate. A great experience for the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is in Darling Harbour and worth a stop. You not only get to visit the museum (which is fantastic) but you also get to tour a Patrol Boat, Submarine and battleship. So much fun!

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Additional Information about Australian National Maritime Museum

Address: 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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