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.

25th Anniversary of Commonwealth Recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community

25 Aug 2021

Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Day: Flying the flag for Australia's displaced Pacific community

30 Jul 2021

Sea Country and the Saltwater Collection
HMAS Onslow

04 Jul 2021

History highlights: HMAS Onslow 51 years on
Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia

28 Jun 2021

A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen
ICLA laser dinghys racing on Sydney Harbour.  Image courtesy Jon West

17 Jun 2021

The Laser Dinghy at half century
RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213

12 May 2021

A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident

29 Mar 2021

A Greek odyssey: Hellenism and repatriation

18 Feb 2021

Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?

16 Dec 2020

A leap of faith