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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 #29 of 236 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 vessels to explore in Darling Harbour, including a destroyer and a submarine. The museum has many children's activities and offers sailing excursions.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

A definite climb aboard the vessels that are on display in the harbour.Destroyer HMAS Vampire and The Endeavour were awesome. I highly recommend this museum.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Went there by myself on a sunny day, whilst my wife went shopping just up the road onn Market Place road. Bought the Big Ticket that lets you onto the navy and sailing ships plus Submarine. Enjoyed the Navy Patrol boat first as they told me that was only open for a few hours today. Then went onto the Submarine.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Went here on a date with my partner and we're able to get groupon deals. I would highly recommend you getting 'the big ticket' which gives you access to the whole museum and all the vessels. I would also suggest you visit the tall ships and light house as there are certain times they are available. I really enjoyed the... More

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Hope Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was a very warm day on our visit and so the temptation was to stay inside the Museum itself where there is a/c.!! However visited the destroyer HMAS Vampire and The Endeavour. The guide on the destroyer visit was excellent and really knew his stuff - he had served in the Australian Navy and it was most enjoyable and... More

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Lake Haven, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you have a few hours to spend definitely get the 'Big Ticket'. This gives you access to all exhibits and allows you to climb aboard the vessels that are on display in the harbour. My husband and I went expecting to spend a couple of hours but it ended up more like 6 hours. The static displays were very... More

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cleethorpes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

excellent museum free displays are great but worth paying to go on destroyer and submarine excellent guides

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The ships and submarine outside were fun to go on and staff on board were very eager to give facts and lots of interesting information. From the top of the each boat there are really great views of Sydney to! Inside there is again more interesting stuff, the gallery has some really great pictures of whales and there is also... More

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Buderim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited at the weekend. Great experience. Our child just loved the interactive exhibits and checking out the submarine! Your volunteers are just fantastic and so knowledgeable. It was great listening to the man on the submarine explain how the crew would escape in the event of it flooding. Just brilliant. When we are back in Sydney again, we will... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Maritime Museum is stop #3 in my proposed centennial ANZAC tour (starts and ends at ANZAC War Memorial. Stop 2 is the State Library of NSW. See separate reviews of these. However, before discussing the ANZAC connection, this is a GREAT maritime museum. Hey, it has a full sized replica of Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavor, as well as... More

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

In Sydney on a solo trip, I was looking for something interesting to do around Darling Harbour. Found it! Knowing next to nothing about Australian history, this museum had plenty for me to learn. I enjoyed every bit of it. As luck would have it, one of the volunteer guides, who was off-duty, was looking at an exhibit when I... More

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