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.

Bull kelp washed up onto the shore of King Island. Image Justin Gilligan

03 Sep 2021

The life and loss of kelp: Shining a light on Australia's Great Southern Reef
Artist's impression of Fabien Cousteau's Proteus™. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. Image courtesy Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

15 Jul 2021

Engineering the impossible: The Proteus™ underwater habitat
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

22 Jan 2018

The loss of HMAS Patricia Cam

25 Dec 2017

Flashback to Christmas 1942

20 Dec 2017

A Hawaiian Friendship Ceremony, Part II: Pledging Peace in the Pacific

04 Dec 2017

A Hawaiian Friendship Ceremony: Marking 75 years of War and Peace in the Pacific

08 Aug 2017

In the dead of night: The Battle of Savo Island

14 Jun 2017

Midget submarine attack on Sydney 31 May – 1 June 1942