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.

lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Sculpting the Kronosaurus using VR

21 Aug 2019

Sea Monsters: Creating 3D models of prehistoric ocean predators
Jonesy

29 Apr 2019

The spirit of adventure
A regular blog from the Endeavour crew was they sail.

03 Feb 2019

HMB Endeavour voyaging: Sydney to Hobart
Matthew Flinders and Bungaree by Helen Tiernan from her series ‘Heroes of Colonial Encounters’. ANMM Collection 00055144 and 00055142.

02 Feb 2019

Finding Flinders (and Bungaree)
Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion
Passengers become amateur navigators as they trace their vessel’s progress on a long 19th century sea voyage. From ‘Scenes on board an Australian emigrant ship’, The Illustrated London News, 1848.  ANMM Collection 00003594

15 Jan 2019

Of stars and jellyfish
This humble fishing trawler led a double life during World War II as part of Operation Jaywick. Image: Andrew Frolows/ANMM.

09 Jan 2019

Operation Jaywick
Ship Log

08 Nov 2018

William Bradley’s log of HMS Sirius