Our collection now has more than 146,000 objects, from tiny treasures to a full-size replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour.
The museum is more than a gateway to our maritime past. It’s a snapshot of the present and a bridge to the future. Knowing where we’ve been and what we’ve done shapes where we’ll go and how we’ll get there.
Your donations, no matter how small, make it possible to continue our mission – to maintain our collection, acquire new objects, develop new programs, continue our research and share stories of the sea for current and future generations.
From donating to a special interest program to general acquisition fund, or even donating an object of historical significance, making a difference is easy and simple to do in a way that suits you. Donations are tax deductible and are securely processed online.
You can even create a personal legacy that will continue to give for generations, with a bequest to the museum.
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On 14 September 1914, AE1 disappeared without trace off the coast of Papua New Guinea. On 21 December 2017 the 103 year old mystery was officially solved with the assistance of donors to the Australian National Maritime Foundation.Read More