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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  • We visited on a rainy Wednesday in October. Even in the rain the boats on the water were cool, especially the submarine and the replica of the HMB Endeavour. The exhibits inside the building felt haph...  more »
  • Took two of our nine grandchildren and we all had a fabulous day! Plenty of free things to do and see, plus paying for the "boat" experience was worth it!  more »
  • Visiting the Museum turned out to be one of the best impressions from visiting Sydney. At the entrance take family ticket-$ 79 (for 2 adults and 3 children), which includes access to all ships and expositions. In time were limited-met in Museum 1.5 hours-not enough time. Museum staff recommended to begin inspection of ships. Backpack had to hand over to a camera store. Hit the warship and remark the vessel. The submarine and the lighthouse were closed to the public. The frigate and another remark old ship just didn't have time. Of course it was very touching to "climb" on the vessel. He punctuated the retired volunteers who with gusto about the exposure. There's still a pavilion with yachts in the beginning of the last century. In the main building of the Museum Exposition is not very big. There are a few things about aborigines, somehow about the Titanic ... A very pleasant impression of the Museum. But on examination it is necessary three hours. Sunset on the ships to 16.20. Say that saw something unprecedented, probably impossible, but a modern Museum and made with great affection. You can recommend
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  • Fascinating museum. Tremendous variety of maritime related exhibits. The volunteers who provided insight into life in the various military and historical vessels were interesting and well informed. Lots of interactive stuff in the main building to keep the kids involved. Well set out, but quite a lot of walking is necessary to get from one end to the other. If you are into maritime history, then this is well worth a visit.
  • Excellent experience with really informative volunteer guides providing a real insight into life on board these vessels as a mariner. Special word of appreciation for Doug Edwards on the submarine. Could have stayed below listening to him for hours. Thanks for sharing your experiences - even about "your bucket"!⚓⚓⚓😎
  • We go specifically for the exhibition from James Cameron. It is quite nice, which mix the picture and video. If you are going to hang out for a long time inside, please remember to bring your own water since there is no vending machine. We spend 4 hours inside and have to walk back to the entrance to purchase a bottle of water.
  • This museum is great. Outside there were three boats to explore and a submarine. On each boat there were volunteer guides who all were most helpful and knowledgeable. Inside the museum are well laid out exhibits. If you only have time for one museum in Sydney then I would pick this, and you get to experience Darling Harbour at the same time.
  • Only visited the boats and submarine outside, and it's worth it. When you travel across Europe, you mostly see boats and submarines from WWII era, it was interesting to see more modern machines. Strongly recommend for anyone interesting in technology or engineering. Lots of interesting facts.

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