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.

A small selection of the museum's Dunbar collection, purchased with the assistance of the Andrew Thyne Reid Charitable Trust

20 Aug 2020

The melancholy wreck of the 'Dunbar'
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA) by A. Denzin

18 Aug 2020

Connected to Sea Country
Photo: Erub Arts, Erub, Torres Strait

18 Aug 2020

The Ghost Nets of Erub Arts
Cookie in Te Wai Pounamu Meets Cook Strait by Michel Tuffery, 2011, courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

18 Aug 2020

Cook: Man or Myth?
Archie Moore (Kamilaroi people), Aboriginal Anarchy 2012 © the artist and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney Purchased 2013. This acquisition has been acquired in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

18 Aug 2020

Defying Empire

18 Aug 2020

The Strange Big Canoe
Searching for Royal Charlotte shipwreck, 2012

18 Aug 2020

Searching for Royal Charlotte Shipwreck
Behind the scenes tour of the Australian National Maritime Museum with Assistant Director Michael Harvey

18 Aug 2020

Behind the scenes tour of the museum
Restricted 21-Foot Class Racing Yacht, Tasmania

18 Aug 2020

Famous Restricted 21-Foot Class Racing Yachts