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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14 Jun 2017

Midget submarine attack on Sydney 31 May – 1 June 1942

13 Jun 2017

Out of Hawaii: Surfing goes global with Australia’s King of the Surf

27 Jan 2017

Chinese maritime traditions and Lunar New Year: It’s the Year of the Rooster… so bring on the Dragons!

12 Jan 2017

Throwback Thursday: American troopship convoy departs for Australia 1942

30 Dec 2016

Ken Warby and life lessons

24 Dec 2016

The lost art of the Christmas card

24 Nov 2016

Pete O'Sullivan: A life of motorcycles, cars, swimwear and cattle

24 Nov 2016

New additions to our Google Cultural Institute Collections

14 Nov 2016

Digital preservation