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.

Black and white photograph of a ship

21 Dec 2019

Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.

19 Dec 2019

Swirling seas and a dangerous descent: Tiger 75 and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Skipper Captain John Illingworth (centre standing in cap) with the crew of Rani, the winner of the first Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, 1.45am, 2 January 1946. ANMM Collection 00048228_003, Gift from Alison Richmond

18 Dec 2019

75 years of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Part of a 13-metre-long cast of an Elasmosaur

16 Dec 2019

MOOCs, makers and monsters: Bringing prehistoric marine reptiles to life
Inside an art gallery showing people and paintings

14 Dec 2019

Top 12 museums in the world

12 Dec 2019

Announcing the winners: 2017 biennial maritime history prizes
War canoes leave the beach at the K and K festival. Photo: David Payne, ANMM

27 Nov 2019

Visiting the Huhu Bay War Canoe Festival
This photo is thought to show Frederick Christensen (centre) in front of his rooms at 151 George Street, Sydney, in the 1890s. Courtesy Christine Fraser

25 Oct 2019

Hook line and sinker: A reminder of Old Sydney
Dr Espen Knutsen

10 Oct 2019

Unearthing paleontology: Ten questions with Dr Espen Knutsen