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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05 Nov 2015

P & O makes history in Sydney Harbour. Photographs by Gervais Purcell

01 Oct 2015

Finding HMS Affray – science, industry and defence

28 Sep 2015

The Bonnie Dundee

27 Aug 2015

The sailor prince

20 Aug 2015

Death, destruction and the Dunbar: Sydney’s worst maritime disaster

04 Aug 2015

A woolie mermaid
Needlework sampler made by Julia Donovan on board Carnatic en route to Australia, 1879

28 Jul 2015

A migration story in stitch

14 Jul 2015

Gervais Purcell: hats, photography and fashion of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s

28 May 2015

Being a hero is all about timing: Oskar Speck's kayak voyage