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Australian National Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
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Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
From US$14.71*
Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
From US$14.71*
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We share stories of the sea. Visit us in Darling Harbour to explore tall ships and beautiful boats, dive under the sea on a submarine, discover contemporary exhibitions and enjoy creative family activities.
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2 Murray St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9298 3777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

you can visit their permanent exhibits for free, just go to the customer counter to get a stamp from the very cheerful n friendly staff. good place for family with teens

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yeopl8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perhaps our expectations were high, but this museum was very underwhelming, with aging exhibits, boring storyline and lack of information throughout. We completed the permanent exhibition in less than 30 minutes, and that pretty much sums up all the experience. The nautical exhibits outside are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a random unplanned stop - we had drinks and cake and both were of good quality - it was a good place to stop and take in some views 🇦🇺😃

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Minitennis
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great day out, especially to go on board the replica of the Endeavour, the volunteers on board bring to life the story of Cook, Banks and crew. So interesting and this would be fantastic for school aged kids learning about Australia's history. Also went on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KerriP18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant place to visit on Darling Harbour. The James Cameron film is a must (about 40 minutes long) and the museum has many interesting sections. The ticket also included access to the ships outside including a submarine and a working replica of the Endeavour. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank stevemNewcastle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The free portion of this museum is excellent! we ended up paying to see the ships in the harbor and the special exhibit and enjoyed those very much too -- need 1/2 day to see everything

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lulu1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used the Sydney attraction pass which gave us The big Ticket. This allowed entry onto all the ships, all 3d cinema shows and special exhibitions as well as The lighthouse. The temporary exhibition was incredible but I was unimpressed with the 3D cinema. A highlight...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tanyabailey934
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in to visit the James Cameron exhibition and spend a couple of hours going through all the maritime displays and the ships on show. Its very interesting and you can be there for a couple of hours. They have a cafe on site where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Smithsabroad123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was recommended as one of the top 5 museums to visit on sydney. I only had a day to explor Sydney on my own so I picked this museum as it was quite unique. I was not disappointed at all. I thought I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank asdaSap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entry to the galleries is free (though you have to get a stamp on your hand from the front desk). There is an installation in the foyer of ghost net works (Au Karem Ira Lamar Lu – Ghost Nets of the Ocean) which is only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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2 December 2015|
Response from seamuseum_ | Property representative |
Hi, Most visitors stay at the museum for half a day, but you could easily spend the whole day exploring - with a submarine, navy destroyer, the replica of James Cooks endeavour, 6 permanent galleries and the new Action... More
25 March 2015|
Response from ANMMuseum | Property representative |
Hi aismanggo, The Australian National Maritime Museum is best experienced with our 'Big Ticket' which provides access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit, including: • Vessels – submarine HMAS Onslow... More