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.

Clean Up Australia Day at the Museum, 2019. With our partners Silentworld Foundation.

04 Mar 2019

Dredged Up
The exposed breech of one of four iron cannons at shipwreck site RI 2394 (‘Kerry site’). The visible portion of the cannon is approximately one metre in length, and the photogrammetry target in the foreground measures 10 centimetres square. Image: Irini Malliaros/Silentworld Foundation© RIMAP 2018, used with permission.

10 Feb 2019

Photogrammetric recording in the search for Cook’s Endeavour
A regular blog from the Endeavour crew was they sail.

03 Feb 2019

HMB Endeavour voyaging: Sydney to Hobart
Setting the sails. Image: Bill Ellemor/Endeavour Crew for ANMM.

30 Jan 2019

HMB Endeavour voyaging: Sydney to Hobart, part 1
This humble fishing trawler led a double life during World War II as part of Operation Jaywick. Image: Andrew Frolows/ANMM.

09 Jan 2019

Operation Jaywick

08 Jan 2019

Rusticles and wrecks
Sunset over Needles

18 Oct 2018

Caring for collections at 'Maat' Lighthouse
James Cameron

16 Oct 2018

A tale of two watches
Krait

15 Oct 2018

Operation diorama