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.

Green corals underwater

11 Jun 2020

World Oceans Day: Innovation of the Seas
Arthur Pringle as a lieutenant in 1899. Image courtesy of Eliots of Port Eliot

21 May 2020

'Ever your loving son': Arthur Pringle and his letters home
Women in their swimming costumes on the beach at Lindeman Island, Queensland, Christmas 1928

17 Feb 2020

Frolicking and Fossicking: Touring the Great Barrier Reef in 1928
Photograph showing a number of sharks in the ocean

10 Feb 2020

Ten interesting facts about sharks
Swimcap

16 Jan 2020

Vintage beach glamour: Five stylish swimming caps

23 Dec 2019

Our top 10 most-read blogs of 2019
Black and white photograph of a ship

21 Dec 2019

Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
Image showing ocean and sand

20 Dec 2019

5 secret beaches you have to visit in Australia
Waves

13 Dec 2019

Encounters around Australia: Investigating our history