Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.


Stephen Gapps

Dr Stephen Gapps is the museum's Senior Curator, Voyaging and Early Colonial Maritime History.


20 Jul 2017

Travelling the Maritime Silk Road in Ningbo, China
Lustre: Pearling and Australia traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

18 Jul 2017

Lustre - A history of pearls, shells and people
Last Pirate

31 May 2017

The Last Pirate

24 Feb 2017

Maritime history links between Australia and Indonesia

26 Jan 2017

January 26: One day, many meanings

11 Jan 2017

An Australian Stonehenge?

14 Dec 2016

Redfern to Hobart: Tribal Warrior crew to make history

02 Nov 2016

'Freedom or Death!' in Bali

29 Sep 2016

The Seafarers Memorial Anchors