Due to the sheer size of our collection, only a fraction of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s objects can be on display at any one time. 

Don't let our lack of physical space get in the way of making new discoveries. You can explore a rich and diverse collection of artefacts online ranging from rocket boats to gold buttons, and discover a wealth of remarkable stories.

Main image: Dock workers and floating crane / Titan Darling Harbour / c. 1947. David Moore. ANMM Collection 00030758

 

 

Colonial Wallpapers - Pacific Encounters

 

Based on the conventions and elements of early European sea charts, the painting 'Colonial Wallpapers - Pacific Encounters' incorporates a central compass rose, rumb lines and wind gods in a reconstruction of the Pacific.

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Illustrated log of the whaling barque TERROR
Illustrated log of the Terror
HMT Queen Mary assisted by a tug
Hobart Town 1856
Arch in the Sky
Emeret Nar: Ghost Net Canoe
The Charlotte Medal

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08 Nov 2016

'Living Water' travels home: Couriering an exhibition.

07 Nov 2016

Unleash your inner Curator: Exploring our collection online

31 Oct 2016

Monsters of the deep: Tall tales of the high seas

26 Sep 2016

What do you call a group of curators? Answers from #AskACurator 2016

20 Sep 2016

Sir Oswald Brierly: A man for all occasions

31 Aug 2016

Little shipmates: Seafaring pets

08 Jul 2016

The life of a lighthouse keeper

06 Jul 2016

Treasures of the American Collection

31 May 2016

Songlines: The art of navigating the Indigenous world