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.

HMAS Onslow

04 Jul 2021

History highlights: HMAS Onslow 51 years on
ICLA laser dinghys racing on Sydney Harbour.  Image courtesy Jon West

17 Jun 2021

The Laser Dinghy at half century
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

10 Feb 2021

Tragedy and courage: The collision between HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Voyager

03 Nov 2020

The Greycliffe ferry disaster
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
Lucilla Ronai examining the large Frederick Elliot work comprising of many small watercolours. ANMM Collection 00054300

22 Jul 2020

Fixing the Frederick Elliott watercolours: A big conservation project of small paintings
Military personnel photographed boarding Orsova in 1916

19 Mar 2020

A deadly shipmate: Surviving 'Spanish flu' aboard HMAT Orsova
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.

19 Dec 2019

Swirling seas and a dangerous descent: Tiger 75 and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race