Get a glimpse of life at sea.

Climb on board our vessels with your family for an unforgettable experience. Here you'll find one of the largest and most diverse fleets of any museum in the world - tall ships, navy vessels, a submarine, beautifully restored historic boats and our immersive experience Action Stations.

Navy patrol boat HMAS Advance

Come aboard the hard-working patrol boat HMAS Advance, commissioned in 1968 and serving out of Darwin until 1977.

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Climb aboard the magnificent Australian-built replica of James Cook's ship.

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Onslow in front of Waterfront Pavillion

Come aboard a real-life submarine and venture into the secret world of submarine warfare.

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HMAS Vampire

Climb aboard the HMAS Vampire, Australia's largest museum vessel and the last of the country's big gun ships.

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Experience 18th century blue water sailing at its best

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SY Ena is one of the finest Edwardian steam yachts in the world.

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One of only four remaining, working 19th century barques in existence. 

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This humble fishing trawler led a double life during World War II as part of Operation Jaywick.

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AKARANA on Sydney Harbour

The oldest vessel in the collection, Akarana was built in Auckland to compete in Australian regattas 1888-1889.

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The smallest vessel in the collection.

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