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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  • Lovely Museum to visit lots interactive thing to do ,plus walk around outside see the ships, sailboat , subamarine or ancient galeon  more »
  • As someone who loves museums, i can honestly say this is one of the best. I was there for a couple hours and never got bored. You can go on Captain Hooks ship and they have great volunteers explaining...  more »
  • Went to listen to James Cameron Live in Sydney on Sunday 27 May then went to the exhibition at the Maritime Museum on Tuesday when it opened. Can't fault it...worth a visit  more »
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  • General Admission which includes almost everything except visit to the boat & sub is FREE! The museum has a dedicated area for infants and a separate large play area for children. The shop has regular special items on sale at very reasonable price. A short walk from darling harbour complex. Easiest assess is by Light Rail The "Big Ticket" get you access to the sub and the tall ship. Definitely worth while but the sub will require some tight stairs climbing and may not suitable for very small children and elderly
  • Great museum with a huge number of free exhibits (enough to spend at least a few hours there). Lots of material about the history of the navy and exploration of Australia, along with additional one-offs about things like the first solo circumnavigation of the globe by a woman and the on-water speed record. The free shipping container exhibit that's nearby outside was also excellent.
  • Great day out - warships and submarine are a must, 3D Theatre q's AWESOME +-BBC Oceans was showing and was spectacular, friendly staff too. Bag check in, great exhibits particularly navy, action stations and WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY it was AMAZING! COOL digital interactive stations are a hit with the kids! Well worth a visit and Apparently they do venue hires too - can't wait for vivid festival!! 👍👍
  • Loved the place. Lot of historical items on display. Kids, with an interest of Australian history, will definitely like this. Marvelous, magnificent ships and sub-marine on display and visit. Volunteers are around to help you with queries. Advisable to spend at least 2 hours here..
  • The annual Wildlife Photographer display from London's Natural History Museum is an absolute delight and must see. Beautiful, tender and moving the photos are both confronting and rewarding. Brilliant viewing for all ages.

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