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.

Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman Leading Seaman Ben Nixon of 808 Squadron assesses the Tianjara fire in the Moreton and Jerrawangala national parks out of an MRH-90 Taipan Military Support Helicopter. Photographer CPOIS Kelvin Hockey, image courtesy RAN. Image series S20193355

27 May 2021

Fire on Water's Edge: Remembering the Black Summer of 2019–20
RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213

12 May 2021

A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident

08 Mar 2021

Ocean Trailblazers: Celebrating International Women's Day

31 Jan 2021

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

18 Jan 2021

Biennial maritime history prizes: The winners

12 Jan 2021

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander's legacy

31 Dec 2020

Our top 5 most-read blogs of 2020

03 Nov 2020

The Greycliffe ferry disaster
Screenshot from the PS 'Herald' VR experience

14 Sep 2020

The PS 'Herald' VR Experience: Seven students, one virtual dive