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.

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

11 Sep 2020

Submerged secrets: Life thrives beneath Sydneys waterways
Australian military observers being welcomed by Republican officers in Yogyakarta on 14 September 1947. National Library of Australia.

17 Aug 2020

75th anniversary of Indonesian independence
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

07 Aug 2020

'Not all beer and skittles': Sydney Harbour pilotage
Image: Matt Hardy, Unsplash

04 Aug 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with some of Australia's most important ocean defenders

31 Jul 2020

Five easy ways to go plastic-free
Green corals underwater

11 Jun 2020

World Oceans Day: Innovation of the Seas
Painting of James Cook

20 Apr 2020

Mythbusting Cook: Fact fiction and total fallacy
Photograph showing a number of sharks in the ocean

10 Feb 2020

Ten interesting facts about sharks
Cooked 2020. Image courtesy Jake Duczynski

22 Dec 2019

Cook in the curriculum: An opportunity to re-evaluate Cook's place in history