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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24 Aug 2017

Soundtrack to the sea
Building the lighthouse

20 Aug 2017

How to build a lighthouse
Admiral's cup

10 Aug 2017

1967: When Australia First Won The Admiral’s Cup (Part 2 of 2)

08 Aug 2017

How to move a lighthouse

07 Aug 2017

A wandering light: Cape Bowling Green lighthouse

12 Jul 2017

1967: When Australia First Won The Admiral's Cup (Part 1 of 2)
Senior men’s championship winners on the podium: 1 Midget Farrelly, Australia (centre), 2 Mike Doyle, California (left), 3 Joey Cabell, Hawaii (right).

04 Jul 2017

The Bulk of the Iceberg: What's NOT On Display at the Museum

20 Jun 2017

A Poignant Remnant from the 'Plucky little Ship Aurora'

16 Jun 2017

The world of Thomas Lawson: Big ships, books and sofas