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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Book Conservation

09 Aug 2018

Beyond a book's cover
Hobart

01 Aug 2018

Villain or victim? The story of convict Ann Norman

17 Jul 2018

Flagging a mystery in Canton
© Rosemary Gamajun Mamuniny/Copyright Agency, 2018. Woven skirt from Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island).

13 Jul 2018

Fibre art and fashion

12 Jul 2018

A gesture of kindness, Lord Nelson and the crew of the HMS Cordelia

25 Jun 2018

Spirituality and the sea

19 Jun 2018

Contested waterways - Aboriginal resistance in early colonial Sydney

18 May 2018

The saga of Skaubryn

02 May 2018

The Sydney Ducks and the San Francisco 49ers