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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
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We are Australia’s national center for maritime collections, exhibitions, research & archaeology, with an incredible floating historical vessel collection.


Australian National Maritime Museum

In December 1911 Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, just weeks ahead of fellow polar explorer, Britain’s Robert Falcon Scott, approaching by another route. The tragic loss of the lives of Scott’s team is well-known. In contrast, how did Amundsen succeed? Images: Fram Museum.

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Yesterday the Sydney Harbour Bridge turned 85 years old! A harbour crossing between Circular Quay and Milsons Point had been discussed from the mid-1800s but construction on the bridge began during the 1920s. It 1,400 men 8 years to build and opened with much fanfare on 19 March 1932.

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Silentworld Foundation

Silentworld Foundation

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What a fantastic evening celebrating the very best of diversity in NSW! Congratulations to the award winners from the NSW Premier’s Harmony Dinner last night hosted by Multicultural NSW and supported by the Australian National Maritime Museum. Pictures ©Salty Dingo 2017.

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The many survivals of Barbara Crawford

When the John Barry limped into Sydney on 13 July 1837, three adults and 22 children had died onboard from fever and disease...

Careers in science and museums: Meeting our conservators

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! To celebrate women in science we're chatting with our conservators about how they pursued STEM careers.

Join Chris Frame For A Celebration Of QE2

This year is the 50th anniversary of the most legendary ocean liner of our time. Join QE2 expert Chris Frame this Friday for a journey through the ships illustrious history. #MaritimeMembers #cruising

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How many artefacts can our #MaritimeArchaeology team uncover in a day? Find out in our latest Kenn Reefs blog. Images: Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation.

Amazing Images Capture Monster Waves Crashing Onto Manly Ferry

How does your morning commute compare? NSW Public Transport #sydneyweather #ManlyFerries #SydneyFerries

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With less than three weeks until Escape from Pompeii opens, we thought we'd share a sneak peek of the beautifully detailed diorama featured in the exhibition... Produced by Geoff Barnes & Roger Scott, additional figures by Bob Metcalfe #EscapeFromPompeii #history #ancienthistory

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Turning the plastic tide

Did you help clean up our waterways today as part of #CleanupAustraliaDay? Image: Don Mammoser /

Cher the Love This Mardi Gras

We're turning back time... to 2014 when the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras filmed Cher the Love on board HMAS Vampire. Have a happy & safe Mardi Gras everyone! #MardiGras #MardiGras2017 #MardiGrasSydney


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