23 March 2020 


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. 

The health and well-being of our visitors, members, volunteers, and staff is of paramount importance to the Museum.  

Our doors may remain closed for the time-being but there are many ways we can still connect, albeit from a distance. 

Our website is a source of great discovery, where you can explore our rich collection of artefacts, a range of stories that delve into maritime science and archaeology, and various online exhibitions. There is also wide-ranging educational resources for teachers and students alike, including our popular Voyage Game

While we may be closed on our Darling Harbour site, we will be working hard to create new online and outreach programs, so please do keep up to date through our website and mailing list. 

If you have registered for any museum programs, events or a museum membership, within the next month you will receive separate communication from the museum about them.

Our thoughts are with our visitors, volunteers, loyal members and all of those who support us sharing Australia’s ocean stories.  
We thank-you for your patience, understanding and support at this time. 

Yours sincerely, 
Kevin Sumption 
Director and CEO

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