Members Maritime Series

Family exploring the ANMM Navigators gallery

Join us for exclusive members talks and behind the scenes previews.

  • Exclusive talk series for members

    New and exclusive! Each month, a museum curator will deliver an informative presentation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the museum’s research programs and varied aspects of maritime history and culture, and to meet other Members. Afternoon tea will be provided.

     Legendary ocean liner QE2 arriving in Sydney Harbour

    QE2: 50 Years Celebration

    Friday 10 March

    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the most legendary ocean liner of our time. Launched in 1967 by HM The Queen, the QE2 became the most travelled ship in history. Throughout her long 39 1/2 year career, QE2 carried 2.5 million passengers an unprecedented 5.6 million nautical miles.

    QE2 was the last of the transatlantic ocean liners built in Great Britain. She carried the baton alone until the advent of QM2 in 2004 and in doing so, QE2 became a household name. 

    Join maritime author and QE2 expert Chris Frame for a journey through the illustrious history of QE2, covering her design and construction, service in the Falklands War, illustrious passenger career and eventual retirement.

    Cost: Members $15, Non-members $30

    Eventbrite - Members Maritime Series: QE2 50 years celebration

     Archaeologist Patrick Greene

    An Archaeologists Diary - Interpreting Pompeii

    Thursday 6 April

    In preparation for the exhibition 'A Day in Pompeii' held at Melbourne Museum in 2009, Patrick Greene spent a total of six weeks in Pompeii. Working with the Italian archaeologists, he was given access to all the parts of the ancient city that are usually inaccessible and was able to return with a comprehensive set of images, some of which are used in the Maritime Museum’s Pompeii exhibition.  In his talk he will take us to Pompeii, Herculaneum and villas of the wealthy Romans that overlooked the Bay of Naple - all of which were buried when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

    Patrick Greene is an archaeologist who recently retired as CEO of Museums Victoria.  At a much earlier stage of his career he was Deputy Director of excavations on the site of Saxon Shore fort of Portchester Castle, a base for the Roman navy, Classis Britannica, on Portsmouth Harbour in the South of England.

    Cost: Members $15, Non-members $30

    Eventbrite - Members Maritime Series:An Archaeologists Diary - Interpreting Pompeii with Patrick Greene

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