From our stunning location at Darling Harbour, we welcome almost 1 million visitors annually to our world-class facilities, and thousands more visitors nationally to our travelling exhibitions.

As Australia’s only museum dedicated to the preservation of our maritime story, both modern and historical, we have a great responsibility. We play a critical role in the community, preserving and reflecting our history to influence and form a better tomorrow.

Our corporate partners play an important part. They help us share our stories, reach new audiences, educate visitors and excite and delight our community.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, from exhibition, program and event sponsorship, through to naming rights to galleries and spaces and travelling exhibition promotions.

As well as promoting your brand, there are also unique opportunities for internal marketing and staff engagement.

We understand that every partnership is different, and would be happy to tailor a sponsorship opportunity to meet your needs.


Why Partner with the Australian National Maritime Museum?

The museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. By entering into a partnership with us, a Federal Government agency, your organisation has the opportunity to help support the museum’s strategic objectives around education, conservation as well as initiatives that support Australia’s strong connection with the water. Your brand can be linked to our dynamic cultural spaces, education programs, exhibitions, festivals, unique vessels and events.


Museum visitor profile




Families (two adults, two children)


Concessions (students/seniors)


School groups


Quick Facts

  • The museum attracts over 850,000 visitors each year to our exhibitions, popular vessels and special events.
  • We cater to a diverse portfolio of visitors including families, knowledge seekers as well as domestic and international tourists.
  • Our loyal membership base of over 5,000 memberships covers more than 13,000 people, many of whom are active and passionate fans of the museum
  • We hold over 200 commercial events per year through our venues, attracting a broad range of businesses to our doors and over 22,000 additional visitors.

Ways to Partner With Us

What Partners Enjoy

  • Privileged use of the museum’s harbour-side venues
  • Personally designed corporate events around a sponsored exhibition
  • Opportunities for corporate entertainment and joint promotions
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with government representatives and fellow partners
  • Affiliation with a national cultural organisation with international prestige
  • Invitations to exhibition and high profile events
  • Unique corporate opportunities such as excursions in historic vessels and harbour cruises.


Our Partners

See our current partners.

Enquire About a Partnership Package

We recognise that every organisation and business has different goals and budgets. For more information about becoming a partner of the Australian National Maritime Museum, and finding a package that matches your needs, please get in touch.
Telephone: +61 2 8241 8312