The museum's collection of photographs holds hundreds of maritime moustaches.
Moustaches have long been a favourite of sailors and sea captains. Maritime Moustaches is a ‘barber shop wall’ display of images from the museum’s collection spanning the Victorian era to the 1980s. Do you know your moustaches? On display will be some of timeless classics such as the ‘Chevron’, the ‘Dali’ and the ‘Handlebar’. There will also be lesser known styles such as the ‘Walrus’, ‘Toothbrush’, ‘Horseshoe’, ‘Pencil’, and the ‘ Lampshade’.
The museum’s collection has hundreds of images of salty men - sometimes with outrageous moustaches – proudly displaying their hirsute masculinity. This small selection might provide some inspiration for future generations of facial hair arrangements at sea.
Come and try the Moustache Testing Machine and create your very own moustachioed memorabilia!
Explore our collection for more vintage fashion inspiration and marvellous moustaches.
Open daily, 9.30am–5pm from 18 November.
Included in the Free Galleries Ticket.
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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