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.

Jonesy

29 Apr 2019

The spirit of adventure
The bronze statue of Yarri and Jacky in the main street of Gundagai. Photograph Stephen Gapps

18 Apr 2019

Posthumous bravery awards for heroic 1852 flood rescues
Japanned papier-mâché tea tray bearing the patent mark of Henry Clay and painted with a scene of the death of Captain Cook. Image Andrew Frolows/ANMM

15 Apr 2019

Anyone for tea?
Australian nurses preparing to depart Sydney, May 1940. Photographer: Samuel J Hood Studio, ANMM Collection 00020450

10 Apr 2019

In celebration of military nurses
Multi-beam echo	sounder	image of SS Macumba. Image: CSIRO/Marine National Facility.

05 Apr 2019

High-tech wreck hunting on board the RV Investigator
A hammerhead shark. Image: EXTREME-PHOTOGRAPHER via istock.

03 Apr 2019

So you think you know a thing or two about sharks
Sailors' weather lore - myth or meterology? Image: moisseyev/istock.

23 Mar 2019

Red sky at night, sailor's delight?

11 Mar 2019

When going to the beach required pyjamas
: The author (right) and Irini Malliaros from the Silentworld Foundation use ‘old school’ methods to obtain measurements of the Admiralty Old Pattern Long-Shanked Anchor found in the shallows at Boot Reef. Image: Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation.

07 Mar 2019

An anchor’s secrets revealed