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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Climb aboard and join the action at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Spectacularly located on the waterfront in the heart of Sydney's Darling Harbour, you'll find tall ships, Navy vessels, a submarine, beautifully restored historic boats, fascinating temporary and travelling exhibitions and fun-filled activities for the kids. The museum houses the National Maritime Collection, which 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. Visiting the Action Stations exhibition is a must for an immersive museum experience like no other, where you can explore that danger and drama of Navy life at sea.
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2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

The museum is well maintained and staffed but very knowledgeable people. Parts of the museum are free but there is an admission charge to see the other areas and the ships outside. This is a great way to spend a few hours. There is a...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2016

The ANMM whibition building is at Darling Harbour and there are various ships moored outside to explore also. The Museum staff are friendly and very helpful, as are the volunteers. There is a cafe on the Harbour side of the building. Meals are quick and...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

What an amazing museum. There is something for everyone here. It worth paying the extra few dollar to board them vessels. The guides were excellent.

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Except for the museum section at the ship and one section at level 2, the rest of the museum is free for everyone to enter regardless of citizenship. You will get to learn about the history of Australia's discovery, and some Aboriginal arts. The guide...More

Thank Joana J
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were surprised to see we had spent almost five hours in the museum. The exhibitions in the main building were well presented and very interesting. Then outside came the ships we were so happy to look around. We didn't have enough time to see...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2016

i was there with my military ship enthusiast friend. for me, this museum is awesome, for him, super awesome. the main attraction is the collection of ship and subs docking outside the museum. we got the all access ticket (AUD 25) get on board each...More

Thank Muhammad K
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

There is no such thing as a short visit to the Maritime Museum - from the warships outside to the history of the exploration of Australia to the Aboriginal artifact and finally an extensive theme of the use of new navigating tools (extremely good) this...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited on Sunday morning with our 2 nephews (5 and 3). The museum itself is free to visit but the exhibits and the vessels cost money. The big ticket allows you access to everything and is the only ticket option that includes the vessels....More

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Interesting place, we were on a bit of a tight time frame so would have liked a bit more time, so my recommendation would be to allow about 3hours as a minimum. I think for a family it is extremely good value! Volunteers were extremely...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

His is definitely worth a visit when at Darling harbour, lots of history and also ships to walk on and around including a decommissioned submarine that was a real eye opener i!!

Thank David J
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kumhor
December 2, 2015|
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Response from ANMMSydney | Property representative |
Hi, Most visitors stay at the museum for half a day, but you could easily spend the whole day exploring - with a submarine, navy destroyer, the replica of James Cooks endeavour, 6 permanent galleries and the new Action... More
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Mohamad A
March 25, 2015|
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Response from ANMMuseum | Property representative |
Hi aismanggo, The Australian National Maritime Museum is best experienced with our 'Big Ticket' which provides access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit, including: • Vessels – submarine HMAS Onslow... More
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