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.
03 Jul 2019
When you think of the images associated with cigarette packaging today, it doesn’t come close to this photograph of the famous Australian swimming star, Annette Kellerman. This cigarette card features a promotional still of Kellerman for her leading role in the film, A Daughter of the Gods (1916).Read more
01 Jul 2019
Before Brett joins the panel discussion for our upcoming Ocean Talk on Aboriginal Perspectives of Sydney Harbour, we asked him some rapid fire questions.Read more
13 Jun 2019
William Bligh is remembered as a naval officer, expert navigator, cartographer, explorer and the governor of New South Wales – just to name a few. But what about a serial swearer?
13 Jun 2019
Who was Captain William Bligh? Perhaps you know him as a sailor and the infamous mutiny on board the HMS Bounty. Or maybe you know him as the governor of New South Wales who was deposed in the only successful military coup in Australian history?Read more
07 Jun 2019
Artists Sayd Abdali and Jane Théau are making a tapestry rug at the museum during Refugee Week.Read more
23 May 2019
Before Emily joins the panel discussion for our special National Archaeology Week Ocean Talk this evening, we asked her some rapid fire questions.Read more