Can't make it to Sydney? Enjoy these specially-curated digital exhibitions.

We are a national museum, sharing stories of the sea that shape our nation. If you're curious, it doesn't matter where you are - enjoy these specially-curated online exhibitions. See below for our Travelling Exhibitions Schedule.


Scott Gustetter: swimmer, 2002. ANMM Collection NC701231, © Paul Freeman. Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.

Sea of Rainbow

Recognising and celebrating the “hidden histories” of LGBTQI people at sea. A digital exhibition of stunning black and white photographs shot by internationally acclaimed Sydney photographer Paul Freeman, who is famous for his nude portraits of sports stars. This series of images were commissioned for the Sydney Gay Games VI in 2002.

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Waves of Migration

Exploring migration to Australia and the compelling stories of those who've come across the seas. Learn about Australia's migration history and read personal stories of immigration and read about the light show that was projected onto the museum’s roof in 2014.

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War Brides

Between 12,000 and 15,000 Australian women married American servicemen during World War II. Some made a life in the USA, while others returned to Australia, with or without their husbands following the war.

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Did you know that the museum regularly has exhibitions visiting local museums, libraries and galleries around the country? We might be visiting your town soon!

Check Travelling Schedule Here