Ocean Talks: 2020 Series

Enjoy of a year-long series of fascinating ocean talks.

We're working hard on exciting new ways to bring the museum to you with fabulous digital events and exhibitions!
In our newly created Virtual Ocean Talks, you'll experience our famously engaging and lively discussions from the comfort of your home.  

2020 Ocean Talks Series

From chasing sea monsters, ocean science discoveries and indigenous stories – there's something for everyone in our dynamic talk series, featuring a range of fascinating marine experts, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers who will challenge everything you know about our oceans.

Our oceans are at a critical point in history, and the maritime museum has never had a more vital role in marine conservation, exploration and sharing the wonder and mystery of our oceans. Our talks offers a unique experience to immerse yourself in the cutting edge of marine science, provocative art, and controversial thought leadership – all up close and personal.

2020 Ocean Talks Program:

Follow the links below for more information and to book.

Kay Cottee - Steering Blackmores First Lady with foot across the Pacific Ocean. ANMM Collection, reproduced courtesy Kay Cottee.


Join us online for discussions on a range of ocean topics.
The shipwreck of Itata

ABC Radio: Shipwreck of Itata interview

Maritime Archaeologist Dr James Hunter discusses Itata, the ship that wouldn't sink in Newcastle Harbour, in 1906.