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.

17 May 2016

Flying home: How to make a zoetrope

22 Apr 2016

Cook and Banks: Charting the rumoured great Southern Land
Parrot pinata  for kids arts and crafts

09 Feb 2016

Pieces of Eight and a Parrot Pinata

22 Jan 2016

'The greatest threat to our oceans is ignorance'

11 Nov 2015

How to make…a buttercream battleship or delicious destroyer cake

08 Sep 2015

Golden doubloon spice cookies for peckish pirates
Lighthouse shadow puppets

11 Aug 2015

How to create lighthouse story shadow puppets

22 Jun 2015

A new artificial reef at the Australian National Maritime Museum
How to make painted polar pillows

12 May 2015

How to make painted polar pillows