Free musuem entry to Defence Force veterans, serving members and current cadets as part of exciting new partnership. The Australian National Maritime Museum today announced an exciting new partnership with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), providing complimentary access to the museum for all Defence Force veterans, serving members, and current cadets. 

As part of this new partnership CSC is fully subsidising the cost of museum entry for these groups and is enabling them to visit the museum, for free, as often as they like. 

“There is no doubt that the history of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the men and women who serve, is an important, fascinating and ongoing chapter in Australia’s maritime story, said museum director Kevin Sumption PSM.

 It’s an area we have researched, collected and shared with our visitors since opening in 1991. I’m particularly delighted that, with the generous support of CSC, all Australian Defence Force members, cadets and veterans will have even greater access to the museum, our collections and importantly their history.” 

“CSC greatly values and appreciates the commitment and loyal service of our veterans, serving members of the Army, Navy and Air Force, and cadets, and providing free entry to the Museum is one way for us to show our gratitude and thanks,” said CSC’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Damon Whittock. 

He said that, CSC has been providing superannuation services to members of the Australian Defence Force and employees of the Australian Government for more than 30 years and were committed to putting their members first and providing them with valuable support and guidance to achieve the retirement they deserve. 

The complimentary museum entry includes access to the Museum’s Action Stations experience, which tells the story of life in the Royal Australian Navy, as well as the opportunity to climb aboard ex-Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire and submarine HMAS Onslow

Visitors can explore all areas of our unique indoor-outdoor museum, and see many historic fleets and exhibitions—including the acclaimed Gapu-Monuk Saltwater exhibition of stunning bark paintings by the Yolnu people of north-east Arnhem Land, and the immersive James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition. 

The partnership with CSC will also provide complimentary entry to the families and friends of the many international competitors travelling to Sydney in October for this year’s Invictus Games.

To access the offer, current Australian Defence Force members, current cadets and veterans simply need to show a valid ADF IC card, DVA-issued card or service medals to the museum’s front of house team, or arrive in uniform, and they will receive free entry. This offer commences on 1 September 2018 until September 2020.

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