Historic Vessels

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into our vessels, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

Highlights

 

Articles

13 Dec 2016

Waves of history: Inspecting a historic surf craft in Tathra

25 Nov 2016

Wild Ocean Woman: Kay Cottee’s ‘First Lady’

21 Jul 2016

Of ships, stones and graves

19 Jul 2016

Boats in Sulawesi: An illustrated journey

04 Jun 2016

Barbarism and brutality: surviving the Batavia shipwreck

16 May 2016

'Good housekeeping, you know. Economy, common-sense.'

12 Apr 2016

Putting the ‘classic’ into classic wooden boats: the Halvorsen dynasty

26 Feb 2016

Governor Phillip’s ‘Portsmouth Gig’
AKARANA on Sydney Harbour

24 Feb 2016

Mark your calendars for the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival 2016

Australian Register of Historic Vessels

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Events and Activities

Event

Sail on Duyfken
Habitat

Vessel

HMB Endeavour

Exhibition

Kay Cottee

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Encounters 2020
Encounters 2020
Cooks Voyage Game
Cook's Voyages Game
Navigate by the stars
The HMB Endeavour's Voyage of Exploration

Videos

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Kay Cottee - Steering Blackmores First Lady with foot across the Pacific Ocean. ANMM Collection, reproduced courtesy Kay Cottee.
Seclusion at Sea
Restricted 21-Foot Class Racing Yacht, Tasmania
Famous Restricted 21-Foot Class Racing Yachts
Krait
Rot to Ritz