Guides for families, kids and individuals
Navigating our exhibitions, galleries and vessels is easy and fun.
During March, the museum will be undergoing renovations.
Our foyer will be temporarily closed, with our ticket office relocated to the side of the museum closest to Murray Street. Our staff will be available to help you find your way.
We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you soon with a upgraded visitor experience.
Other areas affected include the 3D theatre and the Mini Mariners Play Space.
Take a Complimentary Guided Tour
Led by highly knowledgeable volunteer guides, the museum offers guided tours of our world-class vessel fleet, exhibitions and collections. Ask at museum’s reception on the day. If you would like to request a guided tour for your group please call 9298 3777 at least 2 days in advance. NB: Guided tours are subject to availability.
What to Wear
The museum is spread over a large site (indoor and outdoor) so wear comfortable shoes. Closed toe / flat shoes are generally best. Hats and sun protection are strongly recommended if you plan on spending time exploring our wharves and spectacular historical vessels.
The museum is accessible to strollers and prams via ramps and lifts but they are not allowed on the vessels. All backpacks and large bags must be stored at the museum cloakroom, located in our main foyer.
You are welcome to take photos and video in the museum using existing light only (no flash) and for personal, non-commercial use only. Our vessels such as the submarine, lighthouse and ship decks all make for fantastic photo opportunities. Photography and videography are often restricted in special exhibition galleries so please check at the front desk when you arrive. You can share your photos with us on social media.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the museum.
Treat the kids to a fascinating day of learning opportunities combined with a sense of adventure. Climb aboard real-life tall ships, warships and a submarine, engage in interactive displays, and take part in hands-on kids activities held during the week, on weekends and school holidays. The museum is a very family-friendly place where kids are guaranteed a great time with lots of room to explore. A few handy points:
Darling Harbour is a popular harbour-side precinct, a short walk from Sydney’s CBD. It is home to many Sydney tourist attractions, bustling restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping boutiques – and a few quiet spots to rest, ponder or play as well.
It's also one of Sydney’s great celebration spaces and regularly stages big events and cultural festivals. Visit the Darling Harbour website to see what’s on.
It can be easily accessed by public transport, bike or car. The National Maritime Museum is located at the northern end of Darling Harbour on the Pyrmont side. See Getting Here.
Download the Free App
Regularly updated by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, this app will help you find your way around Darling Harbour and give you lots of info like where to eat and drink, what to see and do and the latest special offers.
Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, just minutes from the Australian National Maritime Museum and within easy access to central Sydney, Novotel Darling Harbour and ibis Darling Harbour have a range of accommodation options to suit all our visitors.
Click here to download a printable version.
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