Classic & Wooden Boat Festival 2018

Classic and Wooden Boat Festival April 2018

Help us celebrate the beauty and diversity of Australia’s heritage vessels and their craftspeople.

  • About


    Join us 13-15 April 2018

    Help us celebrate the beauty and diversity of Australia’s heritage vessels and their craftspeople. Over 100 boats will be on display at the Museum and in Cockle Bay Marina including Halvorsens, yachts and skiffs, classic speedboats, steam launches, tug boats, whalers and Navy workboats from all around Australia.

    Enjoy free entertainment throughout the weekend including live music, maritime demonstrations, harbour cruises and kids activities.

    Visiting the museum during the festival

    Want to visit the museum's exhibitions and historic vessels during the festival weekend? You can book tickets online.

    Eating and drinking

    The museum's waterfront cafe Yots will be open all through the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. Enjoy your meal with spectacular waterfront views. Reserve your table: call 02 9298 3672 or email yotscafe@anmm.gov.au

    Get social 

    Want to stay connected? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest festival information.

    We're also running an Instagram competition with great cash prizes. Share your photos using #cwbfsydney

    Get the free mobile app

    Download our free Visitor app. Explore everything that's going on at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    Getting here

    Our Plan Your Visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the festival.

    Festival Supporters

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    Catering sponsor

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  • For boat owners

    For boat owners

    Display your boat at the festival
    The museum's racing yacht Akarana under full sail with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

    Do you own a classic or wooden boat? Would you like to display it at the CWBF? It's a two step process. 

    First, you must submit an expression of interest. Once that expression of interest has been received and reviewed, your admission can then be confirmed.
    Expressions of interest are now open. Confirmations will occur at a later date.

    Click here to submit an expression of interest

    Chosen to exhibit your boat at the festival?

    Once you're confirmed, you'll receive an email from us with detailed instructions, plus a link and password to pay your fees via Eventbrite. 

    Have any questions?

    Email us at cwbf@anmm.gov.au

  • Visitor app

    Visitor app

    Download our free Visitor App in preparation for the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival 2018. Soon you'll be able to view the CWBF festival program, learn more about the vessels on display, explore the map and take a tour of the Wharf 7 heritage centre.

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    Download the Maritime Museum Visitor App