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.

The three youth ambassadors

15 Apr 2020

Paths for peace: High school students reflect on World War II in the Pacific
Military personnel photographed boarding Orsova in 1916

19 Mar 2020

A deadly shipmate: Surviving 'Spanish flu' aboard HMAT Orsova
Women in their swimming costumes on the beach at Lindeman Island, Queensland, Christmas 1928

17 Feb 2020

Frolicking and Fossicking: Touring the Great Barrier Reef in 1928
Swimcap

16 Jan 2020

Vintage beach glamour: Five stylish swimming caps

23 Dec 2019

Our top 10 most-read blogs of 2019
Black and white photograph of a ship

21 Dec 2019

Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
Inside an art gallery showing people and paintings

14 Dec 2019

Top 12 museums in the world
Waves

13 Dec 2019

Encounters around Australia: Investigating our history
Photograph showing archaeological remains underwater

13 Dec 2019

Rhode Island revisited: The search for Cook's Endeavour continues