Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum, a maritime museum operated as a statutory authority of the Australian Government, is located at Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales.

The ANMM's main exhibits are housed in a building that has galleries covering: Australian Aborigines; Navigators - defining Australia; Passengers - the long sea voyage, from convicts to boat people; Commerce - the working sea; Navy - protecting Australia; Watermarks - adventure, sport & play; Australia-USA - linked by the sea; Tasman Light features art and photographic exhibitions and the lighthouse lens and mechanism; The Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse.

HM Bark Endeavour replica, HMAS Onslow and HMAS Vampire at the Australian National Maritime MuseumThe wharf space features the fleet of ships and boats, including: Krait (1920s), the World War II Z special forces commando raider (on loan from the Australian War Memorial), Carpentaria, an unmanned lightship (1917), ex-Royal Australian Navy ships - HMAS Onslow, an Oberon Class submarine (1968); HMAS Vampire, a Daring Class destroyer (1956), HMAS Advance, an Attack Class patrol boat (1968), the sail merchant ship James Craig (1874) and the Endeavour replica.

Other notable watercraft are: Ken Warby's boat Spirit of Australia that holds the current World water speed record 317.5696 mph (511.11 km/h); Barcelona Olympic Games gold medal winning double scull Barcelona and coxless four Australian Olympic Committee.

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Exhibitions and events

Australia - USA

Permanent exhibition

When did the first American set foot on Australian soil? Was it during the Gold Rush or the 'coal rush' of the 1850s? Or was it earlier in the 19th century, when American traders, whalers and...

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