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HMB Endeavour

Climb aboard the magnificent Australian-built replica of James Cook's ship.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 

Following the NSW Government's announcement that the lockdown in Greater Sydney will be extended until 11.59 pm Friday, 30 July, the museum will remain closed and reopen on Saturday, 31 July. 

If you have registered for any museum programs or events, you will receive separate communication from us. 

We thank you for your patience, understanding and support at this time. We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum soon.

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The Australian-built replica of James Cook's HMB Endeavour is one of the world's most accurate maritime replica vessels.

When you come on board you may wonder whether James Cook and his crew have just stepped ashore somewhere on their voyage. The table is set, clothes are hung and the cat is slumbering.

On board the beautifully crafted ship, you glimpse a sailor's life during one of history's great maritime adventures, Captain Cook's epic 1768-71 world voyage. Look and you'll see almost 30 kilometres of rigging and 750 wooden blocks or pulleys! The masts and spars carry 28 sails that spread approximately 10,000 sq feet (930 m2) of canvas.

In the galley below is the huge stove, called a firehearth - state of the art in 1768. The Great Cabin is where Cook worked and dined, sharing the space with famous botanist Joseph Banks, as you can see when you glance around.

Construction of the Endeavour replica began in 1988 and the ship was launched 5 years later. Since then, Endeavour has covered many nautical miles on long voyages including circumnavigating Australia three times as well as sailing to Europe, the United States and a number of other overseas ports. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have come on board to see how Cook and his men lived.

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Visiting Endeavour

Most days, Endeavour stands majestically at our wharves open for visiting, but does enjoy regular trips along the Australian coast that the public can join, so be sure to check availability.

Voyaging

When it is out at sea, you can track the Endeavour over at marinetraffic.com (search for "HMB Endeavour").


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HIRE THE ENDEAVOUR

Invite your guests to step on board the meticulous replica of Captain Cook’s famous and historic tall ship of discovery. Moored right beside the museum, HMB Endeavouris an outstanding venue for cocktails on the quarterdeck or an intimate dinner in the Great Cabin.

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The search for the HMB Endeavour
Ship specifications
HMB Endeavour, under sail
History

 

Shop the Endeavour Store

Love Endeavour? Explore our range of books and giftware relating to all things naval.

Shop the full Endeavour range

 

Cushion Cover - Captain James Cook's Map

$49.95

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H.M. Bark Endeavour (Updated Edition)

$99.99

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3D model kit - HMB Endeavour

$15.95

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