We're constantly evolving and improving to give visitors the best possible experience at the museum. Over the last few years we've seen some exciting changes - developing a program of international travelling exhibitions, the state-of-the art $12M hi-tech Action Stations experience, new 3D theatre, colourful new branding and expanding our program of experience-led exhibitions.

Sometimes this means we may need to temporarily close areas of the museum - for maintenance, improvements or safety reasons. We thank you for your understanding and hope you enjoy the many adventures the museum offers.

If extreme wet weather hits, we close all vessels for visitor safety. If it's looking like a rainy day, check with our friendly staff or call ahead on (02) 9298 3777. There's still lots of amazing things to enjoy inside the museum though, so don't let rain stop you from visiting!

HMB Endeavour will be be away sailing from 19th August 2019 - 22nd December 2019. It will re-open to the public 28th December 2019, and close from 27th Jan 2020 in preparation to sail from 24th February 2020. Love tall ships? Climb aboard Tall Ship James Craig to experience the romance of wooden ships and rigging.

For visitor safety, when the temperature reaches 36° Celsius we close all vessels. If it looks like a it's going to be a hot day, come early and see the vessels first. Check with our friendly staff if you're unsure. Never fear though - our 3D cinema is air conditioned, so escape the heat and enjoy a film!

The 3D Cinema is occasionally closed. Fancy a film? There's a series of fascinating films screening daily at Action Stations!

James Craig will be away on day sails in December Saturday 7th, Saturday 21st, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th, Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st of December, and Wednesday 11th December – closing from 2.30pm, Friday 13th & Friday 20th December – closing from 2.00pm