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Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre

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2 Aug 2018
“Interesting little-known area”
7 Apr 2018
“Little known gem!”
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

FREE ! The Australian Navy Heritage Centre is on Garden Island in Sydney Harbour. Although now no longer an island, it can only be accessed by ferry (or book for a bus tour). There is no direct land access. A 5 minute ride from Circular...More

7  Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I only found out about the public area at the tip of Garden Island a week ago and you probably never see many people out here (partly because it’s only open weekdays) but it’s worth a visit. The F7 ferry line goes there hourly, leaving...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I thought I had seen most of Sydney’s museums until I realised this one existed. Great place and only accessible by ferry. Very friendly ranger meets the ferry and gives a quick overview. The centre section of one of the Japanese midget submarines is here...More

Thank smackinlay
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Located on the northern part of garden island. (Access is by ferry). The centre, houses a museum (definitely worth a visit, for lovers of all things naval) and a cafe, (excellent coffee and snacks) with outdoor seating. If you go on a Sunday, all public...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Fabulous place to visit, Heritage very interesting, Cafe very reasonably priced and good food . Gardens beautiful and views spectacular. Access is via ferry which is inexpensive and a beautiful way to get around Sydney. Wheelchair friendly in most parts. Able to picnic and use...More

Thank Bronwyn E
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Some of the reviewers seemed disappointed there wasn't more (or possibly something different). It is about the RAN and right next to the major naval base on the East coast. So it's much preferable that "you" have an interest in either the military maritime origins...More

Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I am a bit of a maritime museum tragic, having visited such museums around the world. But there is something not working here. I visited on a Tuesday afternoon and was the only visitor. I saw a man who worked the cafe and one security...More

Thank bigkahoonaOssie
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Located on the naval base at Garden Island and accessible only by ferry, this museum is (disappointingly) really nothing special and not really worth the time of a visit unless one is a naval aficionado. There is a motley collection of mainly day to day...More

Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Took me a bit of time to figure it out but access is only available by ferry from Circular Quay (to Garden Island). The site has a main building and a small boat shed with a few displays and a cafe as well. Also, there...More

Thank TNJP_Explorer
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The RAN Museum is located at the end of Garden Island which is an active navy base. The only land access is if you are on a tour bus, otherwise the Manly ferry & some Captain Cook hop-on hop-off cruises stop here during museum hours....More

1  Thank Ray F
Reviewed 30 August 2015

The Navy museum on Garden Island is well worh visiting if you are interested in maritime history. It is FREE, has a good cafe and shop, a lift and good handicapped toilet. Enjoy looking at the whaler and the boat that traversed the harbour during...More

1  Thank Andyhow
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