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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 #35 of 296 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Wellington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Calliope, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A very interesting and informative morning out. Allow at least 3 hours to take everything in. We all enjoyed exploring the tall ships, the submarine and navy boats. Staff and volunteers very friendly and knowledgeable. A great museum.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited primarily to check out the submarine, HMAS Onslow. Very informative also looked at the frigate HMAS Vampire. We had the most fun in the main exhibits designed for children, but we're big kids at heart and it was clear that everyone enjoyed these activities. At $27 a ticket admission is a little steep. We got a two for one... More

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Los Angeles
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This museum has a nice collection of artifacts and historical detail describing Australia's maritime history. It is worth a visit if you enjoy historical and anthropological museums. You also may board and tour military ships and a submarine, as well as a small lighthouse, in Darling Harbour. The guided tours of the boats were a bit slow and lacked depth,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We went on a sunny day in winter as I think it would be hot in Summer as it is an exposed area so hats sunscreen and water needed.The submarine is very cramped and I loved the tallship.As it was very tiring I would suggest a break in between at a cafe (it offers a special too) or just sit... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great opportunity to wander over a few small ships moored on the water, including the replica of the Endeavour, James Cook's famous ship and a submarine.....not ideal for those with back problems! Great set of volunteer guides on these vessels to tell about various aspects of them. There is also included in the entrance price a chance to go up... More

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited while on our honeymoon.... very nice Maritime Museum... the ships were great, If your in the Sydney area.... this is worth the trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great going inside the ships and submarine. Kids loved sitting in captain's chair and trying out bunk beds in submarine. Only saw a bit inside of museum but it looked pretty good. Recommend spending the money to see the ships.

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