Australian National Maritime Museum

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Located on the waterfront in Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s museum of the sea. As an island nation that has been shaped by sea, the museum tells stories about the nation’s saltwater and freshwater history.

It offers an indoor and outdoor experience for visitors that is unique in Sydney. The museum wharves are home to a fleet of beautifully-restored heritage vessels including the replica tall ships HMB Endeavour and Duyfken, the submarine HMAS Onslow, destroyer HMAS Vampire and it even has its own lighthouse.

Inside the museum are exhibitions and galleries that tell compelling stories of life in, on and under the sea. The museum covers areas of First Nations and European maritime history, ocean science and migration.


Getting Here

We’re in Darling Harbour, a pleasant 15 minute stroll across Pyrmont Bridge from the centre of Sydney’s CBD, or a 10 minute walk from Sydney Fish Market.

Museum visitors get $15 all day validated parking at:

Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont.

Star Casino Car Park, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont (7am - 6.30pm).

Remember to get your parking ticket stamped at the museum reception. 

Wilson Parking operates the Harbourside car park nearby. Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-pay your parking online with promo code SYDFEST24. Find a Wilson Parking car park nearby and pre-pay. Visit

We’re a 20 minute walk from Town Hall Station. You can also connect with the L1 Light Rail at Central Station to arrive just across the road from the museum. 

The 389 from Bondi Junction stops at the front door.

Catch the spectacular F4 route from Circular Quay to Pyrmont Bay Wharf, right at the museum.

You can also catch the F3 route to Barangaroo Wharf, a 20 minute walk across Pyrmont Bridge to the museum. 

Take the L1 light rail from Central Station, or from Dulwich Hill through the inner west, to Pyrmont Bay stop, right across the road from the museum. 


Museum staff are available to help those who require extra assistance or access to specialist facilities.

There is ramp access into the main museum building via the main entrance. There is lift or ramp access to all exhibition spaces within the main building, and to wharves and the viewing platform outside the museum.

Courtesy wheelchairs are available with a photo ID. Pre-booking a wheelchair is essential, please phone 9298 3777. Unfortunately due to the vessel design and walkways on the vessels, wheelchair access is not available.

Accessible toilets are located on the museum lower level (accessible by lift and walkway) and in the ground level entry foyer. Wheelchair accessible café and kiosk.

Two dedicated accessible parking spaces are located outside the main entry to the museum. To pre-book parking, please call 9298 3777.

Audio-induction loops are available in the theatre, main ticket areas and museum meeting rooms. Interactive displays are located throughout the museum.

Carers are offered free access to everything available in the museum and all our vessels. Please present your carers' card or companion card when purchasing tickets. 

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