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.

Women in their swimming costumes on the beach at Lindeman Island, Queensland, Christmas 1928

17 Feb 2020

Frolicking and Fossicking: Touring the Great Barrier Reef in 1928
Photograph showing a number of sharks in the ocean

10 Feb 2020

Ten interesting facts about sharks
Swimcap

16 Jan 2020

Vintage beach glamour: Five stylish swimming caps

23 Dec 2019

Our top 10 most-read blogs of 2019
Image showing ocean and sand

20 Dec 2019

5 secret beaches you have to visit in Australia
Inside an art gallery showing people and paintings

14 Dec 2019

Top 12 museums in the world

12 Dec 2019

Announcing the winners: 2017 biennial maritime history prizes
Four individuals lowering 20 tiles attached to a board into the water for a scientific experiment

09 Dec 2019

Science at work: Settlement plates and space invaders
Dripping water tap

03 Dec 2019

10 ways to save water at home