NAIDOC Week 2021 poster



The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work.

We also acknowledge all Traditional Custodians of the land and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders past and present.

NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country, heal our nation

Country is family, kin, law, lore, ceremony, traditions and language. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it has been this way since the dawn of time. This year's NAIDOC Week, focuses on embracing First Nation's cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage.

Join us at the museum for a day of creative cultural activities as we celebrate NAIDOC Week. Enjoy lively performances, art-making activities and tours. 

Saltwater Sunday

Saltwater Sunday

Sunday, 4 July | 10.30 am – 4 pm

Join in a day of creative cultural activities suitable for all ages as we celebrate NAIDOC Week at the museum. Enjoy lively performances, art-making activities, tours and storytelling. 

Cost: Free with any paid admission

Kids On Deck, paper crafts

Kids on Deck: Saltwater Wonders

Open daily during school holidays 27 June – 11 July

Enjoy mural and weaving activities developed in collaboration with artist Peta-Joy Williams, a Wiradjuri artist.