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.

William Field, Sketches of travels including voyages to Australia, 1870–82. National Maritime Collection 00000950

06 Oct 2021

The watercolours of William Field
Detail from The Sydney Wharfies Mural, 1953–65

30 Sep 2021

The Sydney Wharfies Mural: Workers on the waterfront
Coast Guard boat evacuation in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Image courtesy Twisted Sifter

11 Sep 2021

Remembering 9/11: The largest maritime evacuation in history
Bull kelp washed up onto the shore of King Island. Image Justin Gilligan

03 Sep 2021

The life and loss of kelp: Shining a light on Australia's Great Southern Reef

06 Aug 2021

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A survivor's story
Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith

20 Jul 2021

Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith
Artist's impression of Fabien Cousteau's Proteus™. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. Image courtesy Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

15 Jul 2021

Engineering the impossible: The Proteus™ underwater habitat
Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham

10 Jun 2021

Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman Leading Seaman Ben Nixon of 808 Squadron assesses the Tianjara fire in the Moreton and Jerrawangala national parks out of an MRH-90 Taipan Military Support Helicopter. Photographer CPOIS Kelvin Hockey, image courtesy RAN. Image series S20193355

27 May 2021

Fire on Water's Edge: Remembering the Black Summer of 2019–20