Maritime Archaeology

Wreck Seeker, an educational game by the Australian National Maritime Museum
Wreck Seeker: New educational game uncovers underwater mysteries
Screenshot from the PS 'Herald' VR experience
The PS 'Herald' VR Experience: Seven students, one virtual dive
Black and white photograph of a ship
Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
Under Southern Skies exhibition entry
Long way from the River
Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.
Ghost nets
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA) by A. Denzin
Connected to Sea Country


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Ocean Science

Artist's impression of Fabien Cousteau's Proteus™. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. Image courtesy Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center
Engineering the impossible: The Proteus™ underwater habitat
A discarded motorbike transforms from trash to treasure by creating habitat for small fish and invertebrate growth in the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve off Manly
Submerged secrets: Life thrives beneath Sydneys waterways
Five easy ways to go plastic-free
Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia
A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen
A Greek odyssey: Hellenism and repatriation
One of the Las Balsas rafts at sea, with the other two rafts in the background, 1973. Photograph by John Carnemolla. Image reproduced courtesy Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Las Balsas: The world's longest raft journey
Signals winter 2019


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Historic Vessels

This humble fishing trawler led a double life during World War II as part of Operation Jaywick. Image: Andrew Frolows/ANMM.
Operation Jaywick
The second pilot steamer  Captain Cook (II) was designed by W D Cruikshank and built at Mort’s Dock & Engineering Company in 1892. Used as a naval training ship during World War II, it was scuttled off Sydney in October 1947. Photographed c 1920 by William James Hall. ANMM Collection ANMS1092[015] Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford
'Not all beer and skittles': Sydney Harbour pilotage
Kay Cottee - Steering Blackmores First Lady with foot across the Pacific Ocean. ANMM Collection, reproduced courtesy Kay Cottee.
Seclusion at Sea

Arts & Culture

Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith
Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith
Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham
Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213
A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident
Unpacking objects for the Bligh exhibition. Registrar Anupa Shah and conservator Nick Flood carefully unpack the new acquisitions from their crate upon arrival.


Ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at the Maritime Museum?
Australian National Maritime Museum & The Sea
Watch out seagulls: Bailey on the chase
The Strange Big Canoe
Behind the scenes tour of the Australian National Maritime Museum with Assistant Director Michael Harvey


Immerse yourself in stories inspired by our vessels, collections and exhibitions.