See one of the most diverse in-water fleets in the world
Engage with the immersive Action Stations experience to learn about the inner workings of the Royal Australian Navy
Board a modern warship or a replica of Captain Cook's 18th-century tall ship (if option selected)
Learn about the maritime customs of the nation’s original inhabitants
Browse displays about European explorers in Australia
Spectacularly located at the waterfront of Darling Harbour and just a short walk from the CBD, the Australian National Maritime Museum is a distinctive indoor/outdoor attraction that’s great entertainment for all ages.
The museum has one of the largest and most diverse in-water fleets in the world. Climb aboard the cold war submarine, the naval destroyer, the stunning replica of Captain Cook's tall ship HMB Endeavour, or the beautiful replica of Duyfken, the first European ship to reach Australia.
The museum wharves are packed with a stunning fleet of vessels you can't see anywhere else, each with unique and colourful stories to tell of life at sea.
Inside the museum, six permanent galleries showcasing the museum's historical artefact collection and an ever-changing program of temporary exhibitions bring alive Australia's deep connection to the sea, past and present.
Overlooking Sydney Darling Harbour towards the city, the museum’s café is a perfect waterfront dining location and place to relax during your visit to the museum.
Access to all galleries and exhibitions
Access to the special exhibitions, Lego Brickwrecks(until Oct 2023), Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Access to action stations
Access to the submarine
Access to the destroyer
Access to tall ships Endeavour and Duyfken, the first European ship to reach Australia in 1606
Art and crafts activities for kids
Visitors to the museum can park all day for $15 at Harbourside Car Park, located at 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Please remember to get your parking ticket stamped at the museum reception
Last boarding time for the submarine and tall ships is at 4:10 PM
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund