Join us for exclusive members talks and behind the scenes previews.
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.
Late on the night of Saturday 28 February 1942 and into the early hours of Sunday 1 March 1942, the cruisers HMAS Perth and USS Houston fought for their lives in the Dutch East Indies.
Against overwhelming odds – outnumbered and outgunned by a large advancing Japanese force – they fought bravely and defiantly but lost the battle. Both ships sank that dreadful night in the Battle of Sunda Strait. Join Lindsey Shaw as she unfolds this historic account.
Lindsey Shaw is one of ANMM's Honorary Research Associates, having worked at the museum for 27 years from its inception in 1986. She was Senior Curator responsible for the museum's naval collections and most recently curated the exhibition, Guardians of Sunda Strait.
Thursday 12 October 2017, 2-4pm
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Behind the scenes Tour
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