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The Vaughan Evans Library is the research library of the Australian National Maritime Museum.
The Vaughan Evans Library is the research library of the Australian National Maritime Museum, located just a short walk from the main Museum building.
The library’s collection reflects the activities and collecting interests of the museum. It includes:
The library is open to the public by appointment only between 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Monday to Wednesday (excluding public holidays). Please telephone or email to arrange a time.
The Vaughan Evans Library will close at 4.00 pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open at 10.00 am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
Unfortunately this service has been temporarily suspended until early 2017, due to high demand and the shortage of staff resources for this service.
You can make an appointment to use the research library and external borrowing is possible through the Inter Library Loans System at your local Public Library. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Vaughan Evans OAM (1924-1993) was a founding patron of the library and a well-known figure in maritime history circles.
He was a tireless proponent of the Australian National Maritime Museum and a consultant to governments on maritime heritage issues.
A founder of the Australian Association for Maritime History, he was its long-time newsletter editor.
His extensive personal library, donated in 1986, formed a nucleus of the library's holdings. Vaughan was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1988 for his role in raising the standards and profile of the discipline of maritime history.
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
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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