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.

19 Sep 2016

A Chance Encounter: Dirk Hartog’s Landing in 1616

19 Apr 2016

Cook and the 'Swan of Litchfield'

21 Mar 2016

The Little Guys: Puppets and Creating Harmony

19 Feb 2016

D’Urville and his navy of discovery

25 Jan 2016

The many meanings of Australia Day – celebration, commemoration and contestation

10 Nov 2015

"She will be the first woman that has ever made it"
Needlework sampler made by Julia Donovan on board Carnatic en route to Australia, 1879

28 Jul 2015

A migration story in stitch

11 May 2015

Commemoration and contestation at Kurnell

30 Apr 2015

A fishing boat called Freedom: the story of Tu Do