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.

Arthur Pringle as a lieutenant in 1899. Image courtesy of Eliots of Port Eliot

21 May 2020

'Ever your loving son': Arthur Pringle and his letters home
Fern New Zealand

16 Mar 2020

Recognising the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks
June and Herbert Edelman

24 Feb 2020

Love and migration
Women in their swimming costumes on the beach at Lindeman Island, Queensland, Christmas 1928

17 Feb 2020

Frolicking and Fossicking: Touring the Great Barrier Reef in 1928
Swimcap

16 Jan 2020

Vintage beach glamour: Five stylish swimming caps
Cruise ship in the Suez Canal

30 Dec 2019

Sydney via the Suez: The diary of Michael Walker

23 Dec 2019

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Black and white photograph of a ship

21 Dec 2019

Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
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