Activities, Exhibitions & Vessels
We offer an exciting program for the whole family with kid’s activities held on weekdays, weekends and during the school holidays. Kids and adults can also climb aboard our vessels including a real submarine and retired warship, and roam the museum’s expansive exhibition space.
Click on the links below to find out dates, times and ticket information for each event.
Take a journey into the secret places of the world around us and witness the extraordinary talent of photographers.
Climb aboard our historic fleet to feel what life at sea was really like.
A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups. Craft your own centurion's helmet or wreath crown.
Touch and discover curious creature specimens and photographic technology artefacts from our education collection.
2 documentaries to choose from Great White Shark and Aircraft Carrier Guardians of the Sea.
Three years in the making, Great White Shark takes viewers around the world on an incredible journey.
Get hands on with a printmaking or up close with macro photography workshops.
Join after-dark tour of the HMAS Vampire and Action Stations!
Explore amazing artworks on display at the museum through movement, songs and storytime especially for toddlers.
Meet the adorable Bailey, our assistant director of seagulls as he takes his afternoon walk. *please check availability on the day
Kids are covered at Yots Cafe or the Kiosk.
Welcome to our brand new interactive gallery and play space for kids under five. Children will take an imaginative journey from the 'sandy seashore' to 'under the sea' with free-play games, activities and displays specially designed to stimulate their growing minds and inspire their curiosity.
Get assignment help on the First Fleet and convict ships with this fascinating exhibition. The kids can see images of a ship from the First Fleet, and personal items such as diary excerpts, clothing, precious mementos and shipboard souvenirs from travellers who have journeyed to Australia as convicts, immigrants or war brides.
Is your family among the 6 million people who have migrated to Australia? Let the kids search for their surname on the museum’s Welcome Wall. This special tribute stands in honour of all those who have migrated from countries around the world to live in Australia.
Kids love our historic ships and vessels - including the HMB Endeavour (replica and part-time pirate ship), a warship and a real floating submarine.
The museum has one of the largest floating historical vessel collections in the world. Safely docked at our wharves, kids can climb on board to explore life at sea.
HMAS Vampire, Australia's largest museum vessel, is the last of the country's big gun ships.
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.
Venture into the secret world of submarine warfare on HMAS Onslow. It's still close to operational condition, so if you go on board listen out for the diving alarm!
Built in 1874, the museum’s historic Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse is 22 metres high and located on our stunning waterfront overlooking Darling Harbour.
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777