Your generous donations directly help us maintain Australia’s leading maritime museum. 

There are many ways to give to the museum. You can make a general donation or support specific projects such as the Maritime Heritage Fund, development of the exhibition Bligh: Hero or Villain, restoration of MV Krait, the SY Ena Conservation Fund, the National Maritime Collection, Indigenous education and the 1929 model of SS Orontes. You might also like to consider leaving a bequest to the museum in your will.

Donating is easy and all gifts over $2.00 are tax deductible. 

Bligh: Hero or Villian?

In winter 2019 the Museum will open a new exhibition, Bligh: Hero or Villain which explores the life of  William Bligh. We invite you and all the Australian National Maritime Museum Members to get involved and invite you to contribute to the Museum’s ambition to develop and present this important exhibition.

A donation of $100 or more will make a very real contribution to this important presentation of a very fascinating individual - extraordinary navigator, sailor and governor. Donors to the Bligh Exhibition will benefit with behind the scenes activities and a deeper understanding in the development of such an exhibition. To donate via our online form, simply select 'Bligh Exhibition Fund' from the drop down menu.

You can donate online or via the ways listed below (click to expand view for more information). 

You can donate by sending a cheque made out to the Australian National Maritime Foundation to:
Australian National Maritime Foundation
Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road

Please call the Foundation Office on 02 8241 8324

The National Maritime Collection includes many remarkable objects given to the museum by generous donors. Further information on how to donate to the collection.

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