Help us preserve Australia’s Maritime Heritage. 


Your donations significantly increase our ability to maintain our Fleet of working vessels and further develop the National Maritime Collection.


Every gift makes a difference. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.



Please support our current appeal

We are raising much-needed funds to support the conservation and interpretation of over 4,000 objects from one of Australia’s worst maritime disasters. On the evening of 20 August 1857, the Dunbar was wrecked off South Head, Sydney. All 63 passengers drowned and, of the 59 crew, only able seaman James Johnson survived.  

The museum holds Australia’s most extensive collection of artefacts from the wreck site. Your donation will help us make them accessible to all.


Holloways Family OintmentDunbar Collection

Holloways Family OintmentDunbar Collection

Waller Family Memorial Camperdown CemeteryThe Dunbar

Waller Family Memorial Camperdown CemeteryThe Dunbar.


You could also join the SY Ena Sanctum and support the conservation of this important 120-year-old steam yacht.




Donate online here:

Send a cheque made out to the Australian National Maritime Museum Foundation to:

Australian National Maritime Museum Foundation
Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road

Call Matt Lee in the Foundation Office on 02 9298 3777


There are many ways to give!

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find further information about ways to give to the museum.