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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12 Apr 2018

Who was John Watt?

28 Mar 2018

Migration and photography: The Skaubryn archive

26 Feb 2018

Search and survival: Abraham Leeman and the Vergulde Draeck

14 Feb 2018

Spirit figures from Arnhem Land

13 Feb 2018

A sailor's heart

22 Jan 2018

The loss of HMAS Patricia Cam

17 Jan 2018

Irene Pritchard, Sydney’s first female race skipper

25 Dec 2017

Goodwill to all
SY Ena is one of the finest Edwardian steam yachts in the world

22 Dec 2017

SY Ena comes home to Sydney