In the interest of public health and safety and as a precaution the museum, along with many other cultural institutions in Australia, will be temporarily closed until further notice. The closure takes effect from 9am on the 24th of March 2020.

Learn More

We're constantly evolving and improving to give visitors the best possible experience at the museum. Over the last few years we've seen some exciting changes - developing a program of international travelling exhibitions, the state-of-the art $12M hi-tech Action Stations experience, new 3D theatre, colourful new branding and expanding our program of experience-led exhibitions.

Sometimes this means we may need to temporarily close areas of the museum - for maintenance, improvements or safety reasons. We thank you for your understanding and hope you enjoy the many adventures the museum offers.

If extreme wet weather hits, we close all vessels for visitor safety. If it's looking like a rainy day, check with our friendly staff or call ahead on (02) 9298 3777. There's still lots of amazing things to enjoy inside the museum though, so don't let rain stop you from visiting!

HMB Endeavour is temporarily closed for maintenance, but will be open to visitors from early April 2020 (date TBC). Love tall ships? Climb aboard Tall Ship James Craig to experience the romance of wooden ships and rigging.

For visitor safety, when the temperature reaches 36° Celsius we close all vessels. If it looks like it's going to be a hot day, come early and see the vessels first. Check with our friendly staff if you're unsure. Never fear though - our 3D cinema is air conditioned, so escape the heat and enjoy a film!

The 3D Cinema is occasionally closed. Fancy a film? There's a series of fascinating films screening daily at Action Stations!

James Craig will be away and unavailable to the public Friday 14th February to Saturday 28th March due to a sail to Melbourne.