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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Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion
Threads of migration roof projection in 2019. Image: ANMM.

26 Jan 2019

Threads of migration
Passengers watch from the deck of City of Sydney as Skaubryn burns in the Indian Ocean, 1958. ANMM Collection Gift from Barbara Alysen ANMS0214[005]. Reproduced courtesy International Organisation for Migration

15 Jan 2019

Four ships, one lifeboat
Passengers become amateur navigators as they trace their vessel’s progress on a long 19th century sea voyage. From ‘Scenes on board an Australian emigrant ship’, The Illustrated London News, 1848.  ANMM Collection 00003594

15 Jan 2019

Of stars and jellyfish
Lace

09 Nov 2018

Lace and the displaced
Ship Log

08 Nov 2018

William Bradley’s log of HMS Sirius
Monsters of the Deep

31 Oct 2018

Monsters of the deep

08 Oct 2018

60 years since the end of the dictation test
Browne Brothers

06 Sep 2018

Seeking the lost Browne boys: Spiritualism and grief