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.

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
Inger Lundberg standing in a museum store

09 Dec 2019

From Aland to Australia: Inger Lundberg on the historic ship Pommern
Four individuals lowering 20 tiles attached to a board into the water for a scientific experiment

09 Dec 2019

Science at work: Settlement plates and space invaders