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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04 Mar 2016

A most unexpected friend

26 Feb 2016

Governor Phillip’s ‘Portsmouth Gig’

19 Feb 2016

D’Urville and his navy of discovery

12 Feb 2016

Scrimshaw: A Whaler’s Pastime

08 Dec 2015

What do Cook, Nelson and bunnies have in common?

26 Nov 2015

Lord Howe Island by flying boat: a golden age in colour and B & W, c 1951-1959

13 Nov 2015

The Pentateuch that made three voyages on the SS Great Britain

12 Nov 2015

Who do I think they are? Searching for copyright

10 Nov 2015

"She will be the first woman that has ever made it"