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.

William Field, Sketches of travels including voyages to Australia, 1870–82. National Maritime Collection 00000950

06 Oct 2021

The watercolours of William Field
Detail from The Sydney Wharfies Mural, 1953–65

30 Sep 2021

The Sydney Wharfies Mural: Workers on the waterfront
Coast Guard boat evacuation in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Image courtesy Twisted Sifter

11 Sep 2021

Remembering 9/11: The largest maritime evacuation in history
Bull kelp washed up onto the shore of King Island. Image Justin Gilligan

03 Sep 2021

The life and loss of kelp: Shining a light on Australia's Great Southern Reef
25th Anniversary of Commonwealth Recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community

25 Aug 2021

Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Day: Flying the flag for Australia's displaced Pacific community
Wreck Seeker, an educational game by the Australian National Maritime Museum

23 Aug 2021

Wreck Seeker: New educational game uncovers underwater mysteries

06 Aug 2021

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A survivor's story

30 Jul 2021

Sea Country and the Saltwater Collection
Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith

20 Jul 2021

Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith