Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.
25 Sep 2013
Imagine a sailor, navigator or tactician and you don’t picture them in a blazer. Blazers are part of a formal uniform which need to be viewed alongside other artefacts to reveal their character and meaning.Read more
21 Sep 2013
This week marks 30 years since an aspirational nation woke up to news that Australia had licked the Americans in a blue-blood yachting event, finally wresting the coveted America’s Cup from the nation which had held it for 132 years and fought off all challengers.Read more
11 Jun 2013
Recently Olympian and long distance swimmer Linda McGill visited the museum with a group of friends and family, escorted by Geoff Provest, the NSW Member for Tweed and Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services, and staff from the NSW Department of Tourism.
18 Feb 2013
On Friday 25 January David Payne and I made our way north to Taree from Sydney. With one of David’s derivative plywood nardan (or derrka) strapped to the roof, and sheets of stringy bark in the boot of the car, we were on our way to the Saltwater Freshwater Festival.Read more