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.

03 Nov 2020

The Greycliffe ferry disaster

26 Oct 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with artist Tawhai Rickard
The Tribal Warrior crew became the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crew to participate and officially cross the finish line in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Image courtesy Tribal Warrior

23 Sep 2020

Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation: Supporting self-determination and shifting narratives
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
Entry to the Kupe to Cook exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum

08 Jul 2020

Who was Kupe?
Under Southern Skies exhibition entry

10 Jun 2020

Long way from the River
Photojournalist Justin Gilligan standing in front of his photograph, Colliding Views

22 May 2020

Q&A with WPY finalist Justin Gilligan
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
Skipper Captain John Illingworth (centre standing in cap) with the crew of Rani, the winner of the first Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, 1.45am, 2 January 1946. ANMM Collection 00048228_003, Gift from Alison Richmond

18 Dec 2019

75 years of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race