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.

Dr Carlie Wiener (second from left) speaking at the House Committee Hearing. Image courtesy Catherine Anderson

29 Sep 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with Dr Carlie Wiener
Fold-out engraving from Ferrante Imperato's Dell'Historia Naturale (Naples 1599), the earliest illustration of a natural history cabinet. Source: Wikimedia

23 Jul 2020

Cabinet of curiosities
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
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

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
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.

09 Oct 2019

Hello, Tiger! A new RAN helicopter goes on display