Take control of a helicopter, navigate a jet ski and find your way through a smoke-filled room... you'll discover what a land, sea and air rescue is really like in this exhilarating, fully interactive exhibition for kids.
Special offers for emergency services personnel, volunteers and their families - check http://www.anmm.gov.au/rescue for details.
RESCUE exhibition open now!
Australian National Maritime Museum 2 Murray Street Darling Harbour, Sydney
The Australian National Maritime Museum's vision is to explore and manage maritime heritage in ways that enlighten, inspire and delight people everywhere. Australians are closely linked to the sea through commerce, defence, exploration, adventure, sport and play. Our oceans and waterways have influenced our development, and who we are. The Australian National Maritime Museum captures these themes with fascinating artifacts, lively exhibitions, exhibition programs, fun activities, and even the chance to board ships and experience life on the water. Over 500,000 people visited the museum in 2009-10 and was named among the 12 'coolest museums' in the world by the British Sunday Times.
There is much that lies under the sea, especially in a country with a maritime history as rich and interesting as Australia. The museum's maritime archaeological team is kept busy surveying and documenting fascinating wrecks and artefacts.
In one of history's great migrations, more than six million people have crossed the world to settle in Australia. Was your family among them? The Welcome Wall at the Australian National Maritime Museum stands in honour of all those who have migrated from countries around the world to live in Australia.
This story provides a glimpse into the Australian National Maritime Museum's publication 100 Stories. These intimate tales provide a fascinating insight into the museum collection that has been growing over the past 21 years. Selected from a collection of over 100 thousand objects, they show the nature and diversity of the museum and its continuing aspiration of understanding, interpreting and engaging with our rich maritime history and culture. Buy the soft cover book from the museum's store or download the ibook from the ibookstore. For more information, visit http://www.anmm.gov.au/100stories
The Australian National Maritime Museum has many skilled practitioners who have specialist knowledge accross a range of ocean, maritime, heritage and museum-related areas. Introduced by Lochie Daddo, this series of 'How To' videos offers expert advice on a range of practical tasks.
Want to know how to do something? Drop us a line and suggest a video topic or ask an expert via facebook - http://www.facebook.com/anmmuseum
A replica of Captain Cook's famous ship of discovery, HMB Endeavour, is displayed at the Australian National Maritime Museum as one of the nation's foremost historical exhibits. The magnificent Endeavour is a full scale, Australian-built replica and one of the world's most accurate maritime reproductions. On board the beautifully crafted ship, you glimpse a sailor's life during one of history's great maritime adventures, Cook's epic 1768-71 world voyage.The museum maintains Endeavour for the public to experience 18th-century square-rig voyaging and seamanship by voyaging to other ports, where the ship berths and opens to the public.
Shiver me timbers...Pirates! are taking over the National Maritime Museum
To get you in the mood for our Pirates! adventure land we've put together this playlist of some of our favourite pirate videos.
Pirates! opens on Saturday 22 September 2012.
It's up with the Jolly Roger at the Australian National Maritime Museum when the museum's Pirates! adventure land opens.
It'll be swashbuckling good fun as kids don their cutlasses and best eye patch and transform themselves from landlubbers to fearless buccaneers.
There's a big Spanish galleon to explore, a cannon to fire and even a spooky encounter with the ghost of pirate leader Blackbeard in the captain's cabin.
Children can wander on to Execution Dock (where a tarred body hangs grimly in a gibbet) or search for pirate loot on their hands and knees in the darkened pirate cave...but beware the sound of ghostly warning from the dark.
The exhibition explores the history of this epic tragedy drawing on replica objects, ship models, newspapers and photographs which concentrate on the human stories behind the disaster. On display will also be nine costumes and selected props from James Cameron's Academy Award-winning film Titanic including outfits worn by Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Billy Zane. Discover more at http://www.anmm.gov.au/titanic
An unconventional look at Australian art exploring how fish have been a source of artistic inspiration from rock art to the contemporary. Spanning centuries, art movements, and mediums Fish in Australian Art presents more than 170 works from well-known Australian artists such as Margaret Olley, William Dobell, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Rupert Bunny, Anne Zahalka, John Brack, Michael Leunig, John Olsen, Craig Walsh and others. Discover more at http://www.anmm.gov.au/fish
In 2012, the museum held Australia's first major conference Nawi - exploring Australia's Indigenous watercraft - aiming to throw new light on the study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander craft, to look at the long history of bark and dugout canoes, rafts and outriggers craft through fresh perspectives, as a catalyst explore their importance to communities around Australia, historically and today. http://www.anmm.gov.au/nawi
The NAWI conference will bring together practitioners and theorists from a range of communities and organisations interested in the history, conservation, construction, revival, interpretation and presentation of Australia's Indigenous watercraft.
FEATURING Canoe makers and canoe and making workshops. New insights into canoe cultures. Sessions on archaeology, history, science and art. Presentations from archaeologists, watercraft experts, toolmakers and elders.
REGISTER NOW Email email@example.com Enquiries 02 9298 3714 http://www.anmm.gov.au/nawi
The NAWI conference is presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Reconciliation Australia and supported by the National Film & Sound Archive.
Discover the story of water and its importance in our lives as you are taken through a journey of water installations and visual effects . Be immersed in an adventure around the world, in which you are both actor and spectator, surrounded by 360 screen projections. And be inspired by the visual spectacle of AQUA to make a pledge to save water for the planet.
Only in Australia at the Australian National Maritime Museum 3 December 2011 - 26 February 2012. http://www.anmm.gov.au/aqua
Created by ONE DROP, an initiative of Guy Lailberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil®. http://www.onedrop.org/en/default.aspx
Thanks to our principle partner Sydney Catchment Authority. http://www.sca.nsw.gov.au/