Cockatoo Island

Only a short ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD is Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour’s largest island and one of Australia’s most fascinating historical sites. In 2010, Cockatoo Island – along with 10 other Australian convict sites – was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cockatoo Island was a convict gaol (1839-1869), a reformatory and industrial

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Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre

The Navy Heritage Centre is closed for all visitors until further notice.   

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Narooma Lighthouse Museum

Come and discover the exciting maritime history of Narooma at the Narooma Lighthouse Museum, located at the Narooma Visitor Centre. The key piece of the Narooma Lighthouse Museum is the original light and optical apparatus from the Montague Island Lightstation.  The light and optical apparatus were constructed by Chance Brothers of Birmingham, suppliers of most

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Mid-North Coast Maritime Museum

Greater Port Macquarie is steeped in maritime history, and at the Maritime Museum’s three venues you have the opportunity to relive over 100 years of heritage as each provide a variety of exhibits. The Museum encompasses two separate cottages which were originally built as pilot cottages in 1896. Now they house a wonderful collection of

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Breakwater Battery Military Museum

Please note that the Breakwater Battery Military Museum is currently closed.  The Museum is now operated by Wollongong Heritage Collections Inc, a new organisation formed in August 2019.   Efforts are underway to open the museum as soon as practicable.  If you wish an email to be sent to you when it does re-open, send your

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Sydney Heritage Fleet

Sydney Maritime Museum Ltd is a corporation, limited by guarantee, “owned” by its members and which trades as Sydney Heritage Fleet. We are a. volunteer based and oriented organisation, and a tax-deductible gift recipient & gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian National Maritime Museum through provision of office and wharf space and from Roads &

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Tweed Regional Museum

Take a different look at history in an informative and fun way at Tweed Regional Museum. Boasting award-winning exhibitions which are engaging and educational, the Museum presents many aspects of the Tweed’s rich natural and cultural history and a few surprises you may not know about! The Murwillumbah branch of the Museum offers the award

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Newcastle Maritime Centre

We regret to inform you that the Newcastle Maritime Centre is permanently closed.

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Hunters Hill Museum

Hunters Hill Museum holds artifacts and records of local families and buildings and scenes going back to the early 1800s. Hunters Hill is Australia’s oldest garden suburb and is one of the most historically significant local government areas in Australia.  Many buildings date back to early colonial times. Early immigrants came from Italy, France, Ireland and

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Lord Howe Island Museum

While Lord Howe Island is arguably the most beautiful island in the Pacific, it is also one of the most pristine natural environments, with a wealth of man-made history stretching back one and a half centuries. The Lord Howe Island museum is a treasure chest of natural history, fantastic collections, excellent learning resources, changing displays,

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Holbrook Submarine Museum

Our prize exhibit is a genuine WW II “Jolly Roger” flag from a British submarine, it is one of only three dozen world-wide that remain from over 300 British and Australian submarines that operated in time of war. We have the original above water line superstructure of the Oberon Class submarine HMAS OTWAY set within

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Yamba Museum – The Story House

The award-winning Yamba Museum, operated by the Port of Yamba Historical Society, is located within the heart of Yamba. The museum, its displays and collection are evidence of the settlement of Yamba, and clearly document its strong maritime history and the importance of the mighty River Clarence to this area. The local Yaegl people have

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Mullumbimby Museum

As you enter the the main Museum you realise that the building was Mullumbimby’s first Post Office and contains many reminders from when it was built in 1907. The Brunswick Valley Historical Society seeks to collect and conserve objects, images and documents that record the social, economic and civic history of the Brunswick Valley. We

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Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. The museum presents a changing program of stimulating exhibitions and events to share Australia’s maritime history and connect the stories, objects, people and places that are part of our country’s narrative. The museum has one of the largest floating

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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum (formerly Lady Denman Maritime Museum) features a world renowned collection of maritime artefacts and navigational and surveying instruments.  The Museum exhibits a range of nautical equipment, models, photographs, paintings, drawings and objects relating to the history and heritage of the Jervis Bay area. The Museum is home to the historic

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Cape Byron Lighthouse Maritime Museum

Located within the Cape Byron Lighthouse in the one-time head lightkeepers office, the Cape Byron Lighthouse Martitime Museum offers visitors insight into the days before fully-automated lighthouses and the long tradition of lightkeepers. The Museum also displays images and artefacts from the days when Byron Bay was a venue for whale hunting rather than whale watching.

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Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

The Museum began in 1983 in a couple of vacant rooms in what was The Old Pilot’s Cottage on the corner where the Ballina Information Centre now stands. Ten years later, in December 1993,  the Museum moved into its present site housing among other exhibits, the remaining raft of the famed Las Balsas Expedition of 1973.

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Eden Killer Whale Museum

The Eden Killer Whale Museum offers visitors the chance to discover the intriguing story of the unique working relationship between the whalers and killer whales of Twofold Bay. The skeleton of “Old Tom”, the most famous of the killer whales is on display as are artefacts of the shore-based whaling industry which operated in Eden from

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