Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

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#2 of 442 in Museums in New South Wales
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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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  • Listen up – I’m no museum nerd – my idea of a good time is to laze at a warm beach or in a scenic cafe/bar, beer in hand watching the passing parade But somehow time got stolen in my visit to the... 
    Listen up – I’m no museum nerd – my idea of a good time is to laze at a warm beach or in a scenic cafe/bar, beer in hand watching the passing parade But somehow time got stolen in my visit to the...  more »
  • We paid the family fee ($65 2a 3c + the $8 sub fee) and arrived on a Tues with pretty modest expectations. And we were so blown away. The volunteers at the vessels were so friendly, welcoming and... 
    We paid the family fee ($65 2a 3c + the $8 sub fee) and arrived on a Tues with pretty modest expectations. And we were so blown away. The volunteers at the vessels were so friendly, welcoming and...  more »
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  • Probably my favourite of the Sydney museum, gallery experiences. The tour of the 5 boats included for $25 was great and gives you a fantastic live overview of the history of naval ships in Australia. The inside exhibitions were a little lacking by comparison (really feels like a complement to the ship tours) but what was there was fantastic too. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition was unexpected and delightful.
  • Great experiences for adults and kids. I've visited twice for the Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition (always great), but there's so much more to 'sea' ;) The warships, especially the submarine are a full-on experience, as is the Endeavour replica! Let's you feel as if you were at sea. And then there's much more history and marine science throughout permanent and temporary exhibitions that you don't see how 3-4h fly by! Will surely return for the wildlife photos exposition next year!

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