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.

The bronze statue of Yarri and Jacky in the main street of Gundagai. Photograph Stephen Gapps

18 Apr 2019

Posthumous bravery awards for heroic 1852 flood rescues
Japanned papier-mâché tea tray bearing the patent mark of Henry Clay and painted with a scene of the death of Captain Cook. Image Andrew Frolows/ANMM

15 Apr 2019

Anyone for tea?
Australian nurses preparing to depart Sydney, May 1940. Photographer: Samuel J Hood Studio, ANMM Collection 00020450

10 Apr 2019

In celebration of military nurses
Sailors' weather lore - myth or meterology? Image: moisseyev/istock.

23 Mar 2019

Red sky at night, sailor's delight?

11 Mar 2019

When going to the beach required pyjamas
Scott Gustetter, swimmer, at the 2002 Gay Games. © Paul Freeman Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.

19 Feb 2019

Sea of Rainbow
Matthew Flinders and Bungaree by Helen Tiernan from her series ‘Heroes of Colonial Encounters’. ANMM Collection 00055144 and 00055142.

02 Feb 2019

Finding Flinders (and Bungaree)
Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.

30 Jan 2019

Ghost nets
Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion