Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

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Explore the relationship between Australians and the sea at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Tour seven main galleries and learn about Aboriginal life on the water, the voyage across the ocean to Australia, the ocean as a natural resource, fun and leisure on the water, the Australian navy, and the Australian-American relations. Outside, board three museum ships, including a large sailboat, a destroyer, and a submarine. Plan to see Australian National Maritime Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sydney travel route planner.
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  • Stopped here on the Hop-on/off bus tour. Went to the Hard Rock Cafe which is in the shopping center next to the museum and then had a walk through the museum. The museum's permanent galleries are free...  more »
  • We had a great time exploring the ships and my kids had a ball in the submarine. It was a great day out learning so many things. Great activity for a day outing.  more »
  • This museum is worth visiting. The history presentations are well documented and displayed. There are many vessels of all types and sizes to explore with the highlight for me being boarding the HMAS O...  more »
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  • Come and have a great experience stepping into Naval vessels which have seen many battles. See how it is to be inside one of these physically, walk through the most part of them. It's an awesome experience both for adults and kids. Try to reach early as they close down stepping into the ships by 3:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Very happy that I chose to visit the ships as well as the museum; for $20 (concession) they are so worth it! Lots of information in the form of pamphlets and signs, friendly guides to answer questions, and a great atmosphere (especially on the battleship 'Vampire'). The museum, similarly, has loads of displays and areas, from Aboriginal seafaring methods to the first female solo circumnavigation of the globe. Incredibly interesting, and free to boot!
  • Plenty to do for all the Family at the ANMM. The permanent collection is great and the visiting exhibitions are quality. March 2018 the Museum is renovating so some of the premises is closed. The usually wonderful Shop is a shadow of itself. Looking forward to normal service resuming
  • The Maritime Museum has been a favourite for years. Hopping on the HMAS Onslow and Young Endeavour never gets old. A great way to learn about Australia's naval history for all ages.
  • We had a lovely day there today. Three generations from 9 yrs to 76 yrs. Lots to see. However, some of the volunteers need to take a chill pill. I am too old at 54 to be told to sit down and listen. No one told me listening to the volunteers was mandatory and it was my day out not theirs!

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