Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

4.5
#2 of 51 in Museums in Sydney
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Australian National Maritime Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Australian National Maritime Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,661 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Sydney

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Australian National Maritime Museum by other users

60 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, culture, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Sydney & Adelaide BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans