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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28 Nov 2017

The beautiful Balts – 70 years on

20 Nov 2017

Ken Warby and SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA: Still the world record holder, 40 years later

16 Nov 2017

Maritime Moustaches

07 Nov 2017

Remembering the White Russians

06 Nov 2017

The elusive Mrs Cherry

31 Oct 2017

Sea Bird: A ghost ship story to shiver yer timbers

08 Sep 2017

Meeting the descendants from a disaster at sea
Dad

03 Sep 2017

Sailing with the Captain on Father's Day
Lighthouse 3D

31 Aug 2017

Capturing a lighthouse in 3D