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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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As featured in Sydney for young kids
Ranked #39 of 297 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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Los Angeles
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256 reviews 256 reviews
39 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Redwood City, California
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9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went to the Museum on a weekday morning. I expected low crowds, and generally that was the case, although several groups of school children were also touring. Luckily the kids went thought quickly and I didn't have to really wait to see any of the exhibits. I expect you might have to wait if you go on a weekend.... More

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Balcombe, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The attractions in the building were interesting for us, but didn't hold the attention of the kids and we went through it pretty quickly. However, the walk through the Endeavor and the sub was excellent. The volunteer guides on hand really brought them both alive and we had a great time time. It's worth it to visit for those, but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went to the maritime museum for the whale exhibition and whale paintings that were meant to be life size. Ended up seeing one life size whale picture. Went on the outside ships which were great to see. One of the sea shepard fleet was docked in the harbour so was able to go on that. Waited in line for the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is really cool. I am not a fan of maritime museum but it is very well done and the visit of the sub at the end is definitely worth the price paid I would definitely recommend having a look around if you have a couple of hours to spare

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Adelaide, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day here, but the highlight was the submarine. The youngest kids loved the replica Endeavour too, but I found downstairs too claustrophobic so exited that part of the tour as quickly as possible. We would definitely visit again next trip to Sydney. Fantastic photographs.

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