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.

James Hunter conducts a photogrammetric survey of Herald’s starboard boiler. A lighting array was used to illuminate the wreck site and resulted in imagery that was a vast improvement over photographs collected by the team in 2019. Image Irini Malliaros

01 Dec 2019

PS Herald Revisited
War canoes leave the beach at the K and K festival. Photo: David Payne, ANMM

27 Nov 2019

Visiting the Huhu Bay War Canoe Festival
This photo is thought to show Frederick Christensen (centre) in front of his rooms at 151 George Street, Sydney, in the 1890s. Courtesy Christine Fraser

25 Oct 2019

Hook line and sinker: A reminder of Old Sydney
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.

09 Oct 2019

Hello, Tiger! A new RAN helicopter goes on display
Itata shipwreck - Sydney Harbour

20 Sep 2019

4 surprising shipwrecks of Sydney Harbour
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Reflected IR photograph, created by the conservation team to study the Blaeu globe. Image: Katie Wood/ANMM.

04 Jul 2019

What's in the world?

03 Jul 2019

Annette Kellerman: The Mermaid from Marrickville
Image: Kate Pentecost/ANMM.

03 Jul 2019

Oh buoy!