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.

The second pilot steamer  Captain Cook (II) was designed by W D Cruikshank and built at Mort’s Dock & Engineering Company in 1892. Used as a naval training ship during World War II, it was scuttled off Sydney in October 1947. Photographed c 1920 by William James Hall. ANMM Collection ANMS1092[015] Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford

07 Aug 2020

'Not all beer and skittles': Sydney Harbour pilotage
Waves

13 Dec 2019

Encounters around Australia: Investigating our history
Inger Lundberg standing in a museum store

09 Dec 2019

From Aland to Australia: Inger Lundberg on the historic ship Pommern
War canoes leave the beach at the K and K festival. Photo: David Payne, ANMM

27 Nov 2019

Visiting the Huhu Bay War Canoe Festival
Jonesy

29 Apr 2019

The spirit of adventure
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
Sunset over Needles

18 Oct 2018

Caring for collections at 'Maat' Lighthouse