A Majestic Restoration
Climb aboard a fully restored 19th century barque ship.
Come aboard the James Craig – a true restoration of a majestic tall ship (not a replica.) It represents the great sailing vessels which moved produce from the emerging colonies and brought manufactured goods to our shores.
Rescued as a rusting wreck from Tasmania's Recherche Bay, James Craig is hailed as a model of sensitive, authentic conservation and a recognised symbol of heritage preservation. Learn about its full history at the Sydney Heritage Fleet website.
James Craig is owned by the Sydney Heritage Fleet, a community-based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of Australia's maritime heritage.
Most days of the year (particularly Monday to Friday), the James Craig stands at our wharves open for admission, but it does enjoy regular weekend harbour sails (see 'Sail the James Craig' below), occasional interstate trips and periodic maintenance. If you'd like to confirm its availability on the day of your visit, please check the Sydney Heritage Fleet website.
Please note these changes to wharfside availability:
Open most days from 9:30am with last boarding at 4:10pm (extended to 5:10pm during summer).
Buy a Big Ticket when you arrive (see our Admissions page for prices).
Our Plan Your Visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.
Become a Maritime Museum Member and receive FREE or discounted entry to all our events and exhibitions, as well as many other benefits.
Enjoy a glorious day under sail off Sydney Heads including a gourmet box lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and a fully licensed bar on board.
James Craig sails most weekends in Sydney (Saturday or Sunday, 9.30am - 4.00pm approximately).
For prices and booking information (including gift certificates) please visit Sydney Heritage Fleet or phone them on +61 2 9298 3888.
Please note: The vessel carries 80 passengers at sea. Unfortunately, children under 12 are not permitted to sail.
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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