Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.
29 Aug 2019
William Bligh is often described as an abusive tyrant, but what about a devoted husband? Head of Research Dr Nigel Erskine explores how the sea shells Bligh collected for his wife Elizabeth were a reflection of love – exotic souvenirs that allowed her to share in her husband's adventures.Read more
26 Jan 2019
Now known as the Rum Rebellion, on 26 January 1808, the soldiers of the New South Wales Corps marched with fixed bayonets through the streets of Sydney under the command of Major George Johnston to Government House where they arrested Governor William Bligh.Read more
13 Nov 2017
In April 1802 when the lookout station situated on the southern headland at the entrance to Port Jackson reported the sighting of a French naval vessel approaching, the news spread quickly through the streets of Sydney.Read more