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

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
Photograph of a woman digging on an archaeological site

04 Feb 2020

Digging for answers: Ten questions with Dr Anne Musser
Part of a 13-metre-long cast of an Elasmosaur

16 Dec 2019

MOOCs, makers and monsters: Bringing prehistoric marine reptiles to life
Waves

13 Dec 2019

Encounters around Australia: Investigating our history
Inger Lundberg standing in a museum store

09 Dec 2019

From Aland to Australia: Inger Lundberg on the historic ship Pommern