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.

10 Feb 2021

Tragedy and courage: The collision between HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Voyager

10 Feb 2021

The sad fate of the HMS Perth

12 Jan 2021

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander's legacy
Australian military observers being welcomed by Republican officers in Yogyakarta on 14 September 1947. National Library of Australia.

17 Aug 2020

75th anniversary of Indonesian independence
Painting of James Cook

20 Apr 2020

Mythbusting Cook: Fact fiction and total fallacy
The three youth ambassadors

15 Apr 2020

Paths for peace: High school students reflect on World War II in the Pacific
Military personnel photographed boarding Orsova in 1916

19 Mar 2020

A deadly shipmate: Surviving 'Spanish flu' aboard HMAT Orsova
Cooked 2020. Image courtesy Jake Duczynski

22 Dec 2019

Cook in the curriculum: An opportunity to re-evaluate Cook's place in history
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.

19 Dec 2019

Swirling seas and a dangerous descent: Tiger 75 and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race