HMB Endeavour will be temporarily unavailable to visitors on Wednesday, 31 March. We apologise for the inconvenience. 


HMB ENDEAVOUR's TOP DECK ONLY is open to visitors. The Museum will be observing strict social distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

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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.

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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.

Learn about the search for the HMB Endeavour - read the blog from our 2017 Rhode Island fieldwork team.

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.

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

Sail the Endeavour

Endeavour is a fully functioning, sea-going ship and you can sail her as Voyage Crew or as a Supernumerary on 5-day and 10-day voyages at certain dates throughout the year.

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 Endeavour is an outstanding venue for cocktails on the quarterdeck or an intimate dinner in the Great Cabin.