Australian National Maritime Museum
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Australian National Maritime Museum

Located on the waterfront in Darling Harbour, the National Maritime Museum offers a unique indoor/outdoor experience for visitors. The wharves are home to a fleet of beautifully-restored heritage vessels including the tall ship HMB Endeavour, navy vessels and the Cape Bowling Green Light House. Inside the architecturally-designed building are exhibitions and galleries that tell stories of the sea from a European, Migrant and Indigenous-Australian perspective. The museum also boasts 11 stunning venue spaces – many of which have spectacular water and city-skyline views. 


Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.

The health and wellbeing of visitors to the museum is our highest priority and we need your help to contain the spread of COVID-19.

What we’re doing to protect you 

  • Registration of contact details for all visitors
  • Access to the museum is restricted to reduce crowds and ensure social distancing
  • We encourage pre-booking your visit online   
  • The museum is now cashless – card payments only
  • Hand sanitisers are provided throughout the museum 
  • Frequent routine cleaning is undertaken to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene
  • We offer free temperature screening devices on request
  • Safety protocols for catered events
  • Cloaking facilities are not available 

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. 

Getting There

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 Pyrmont car park near the Australian National Maritime Museum. Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-book your parking online with promo code SF2021. Pre-book your parking at

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. 

(02) 9298 3777

2 Murray Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009

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