Australian National Maritime Museum Tickets

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Australian National Maritime Museum entry
Over 140,000 objects in the National Maritime Collection
Six major permanent galleries
13 historic vessels
Great for adults & kids
Educational & entertaining attraction

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Mon, Apr 15, 2024

What you can expect

Immerse yourself in everything nautical, with a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum! Learn the rich history of Australia in an enjoyable and fun way, with the help of many great exhibits, cool artefacts and plenty of hands on things to interact with! With so many interesting things to explore at the Museum, you are guaranteed to be occupied for hours! Jump aboard one of the famous vessels that regularly dock at the harbour and discover the ins and outs of these impressive ships, including yachts, tall ships, submarines and even navy vessels, check out the last Action Stations experience; an exciting new way to explore the compelling history of the Royal Australian Navy through thrilling cinematic experiences, and so much more! Perfect for visitors of all ages, the Australian National Maritime Museum hosts a number of exciting activities that are sure to keep the children entertained! Let the under-5's go wild in the Mini Mariners Play zone, or for the older ones, enjoy the hands on activities held in the Kids on Deck area! If you're after a great day out, whether you have a fascination for all things water or not, the Australian National Maritime Museum is the attraction you've been searching for!


What you need to know

  • Australian National Maritime Museum one day entry
  • The immersive Action Stations experience
  • The latest blockbuster exhibitions
  • The fleet of historic vessels, including our submarine, destroyer and tall ship (when in port)
  • Permanent galleries
  • Under-5s play zone Mini Mariners Play
  • Hands-on activities in Kids on Deck
  • With the Big Ticket you'll have unlimited access to everything that's open at the museum on the day of your visit
  • HMB Endeavour - The acclaimed replica of Captain James Cook’s famous 18th-century tall ship
  • HMAS Vampire Daring Class Destroyer (1956) - Australia’s largest museum vessel and the last of the nation’s big-gun warships
  • HMAS Onslow Oberon Class Submarine (1969) - A decommissioned Royal Australian Navy submarine
  • Action Stations - Explore that danger and drama of Navy life at sea
  • Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse - Built in 1874, visitors can climb to the top for unparalleled views over Darling Harbour and Sydney
  • Six permanent galleries - Covering all aspects of Australia’s connection to the sea; from trade to defence and migration
  • Yearly exhibitions
  • Kids on Deck craft activities - Sundays or every day during the Australian school holidays
  • 9.30am to 5.00 pm daily (6.00 pm in January). Closed 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour Waterfront
  • Accessible by car (parking available at nearby Harbourside at a discounted rate), walking, ferry, train, bus and light rail
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.56 reviews

Haven't yet visited the attraction as it was purchased as a gift for somebody else, but the process of buying the voucher was simple enough.

Haven't yet visited the attraction as it was purchased as a gift for somebody else, but the process of buying the voucher was simple enough. Having said that though, I would have liked to have the option to do a gift receipt, and to be able to email that gift receipt to the recipient.

Caitlin Preston over 1 year ago

Interesting but I’d go during school holidays next time

The museum was interesting. We went on a weekday during school term, a little disappointed that there were no kids activities, despite so many children being there & some of the ships were closed & some opened really late. I’d go again but this time during school holidays.

Eman Mansour over 1 year ago

Would recommend this tour for adults.

Would recommend this tour for adults. Very interesting tour of all of the boats, and seeing how the sailors had to live. Informative guides who were there to give you some history as well as to what the boats were used for. Free part of the museum interesting as well.

Caroline Kerr about 4 years ago

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