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.

Japanned papier-mâché tea tray bearing the patent mark of Henry Clay and painted with a scene of the death of Captain Cook. Image Andrew Frolows/ANMM

15 Apr 2019

Anyone for tea?
Australian nurses preparing to depart Sydney, May 1940. Photographer: Samuel J Hood Studio, ANMM Collection 00020450

10 Apr 2019

In celebration of military nurses
Multi-beam echo	sounder	image of SS Macumba. Image: CSIRO/Marine National Facility.

05 Apr 2019

High-tech wreck hunting on board the RV Investigator
Sailors' weather lore - myth or meterology? Image: moisseyev/istock.

23 Mar 2019

Red sky at night, sailor's delight?
Piecing together a 200 million year puzzle. Image: MNF/CSIRO

15 Mar 2019

Investigating a rocky relationship

11 Mar 2019

When going to the beach required pyjamas
Clean Up Australia Day at the Museum, 2019. With our partners Silentworld Foundation.

04 Mar 2019

Dredged Up
Award-wining photographer Michael Aw discusses his passion for conservation and wildlife photography.

28 Feb 2019

Capturing nature, before it disappears
Scott Gustetter, swimmer, at the 2002 Gay Games. © Paul Freeman Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.

19 Feb 2019

Sea of Rainbow