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.

Sea fan, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: Tracey Jennings / Ocean Image Bank

25 Oct 2021

One Ocean, Our Future
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
Wreck Seeker, an educational game by the Australian National Maritime Museum

23 Aug 2021

Wreck Seeker: New educational game uncovers underwater mysteries
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
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