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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16 May 2016

'Good housekeeping, you know. Economy, common-sense.'

04 May 2016

It's a Wrap: The Windjammer Sailors

19 Apr 2016

Cook and the 'Swan of Litchfield'

27 Mar 2016

Celebrations of Easter: From our collection 

23 Mar 2016

‘Birds are acceptable…’: Waves and Water opens at Noosa Regional Gallery

22 Mar 2016

Buckets of fun

21 Mar 2016

The Little Guys: Puppets and Creating Harmony

21 Mar 2016

Captain Cook, whisky and smallpox

11 Mar 2016

The End of a Watermark: Changes to our Permanent Gallery