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.

A small selection of the museum's Dunbar collection, purchased with the assistance of the Andrew Thyne Reid Charitable Trust

20 Aug 2020

The melancholy wreck of the 'Dunbar'
Image: Matt Hardy, Unsplash

04 Aug 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with some of Australia's most important ocean defenders

31 Jul 2020

Five easy ways to go plastic-free
Kieran Hosty at Boot Reef in December 2018. Image Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation

15 Jul 2020

Ask an Archaeologist Day
Green corals underwater

11 Jun 2020

World Oceans Day: Innovation of the Seas
James Hunter (left) and Kieran Hosty use baseline-offset mapping to record the hull structure in South Australian's bow

22 May 2020

Bound for 'South Australian': South Australia's oldest known shipwreck found
Photograph showing a number of sharks in the ocean

10 Feb 2020

Ten interesting facts about sharks
Black and white photograph of a ship

21 Dec 2019

Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
Image showing ocean and sand

20 Dec 2019

5 secret beaches you have to visit in Australia