South Australian Maritime Museum

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While physically not a large museum, the collection is contained on three small floors, there is quite a bit of content to cover. Overall the museum is informative and worth an hour or two depending on your level of interest in things nautical. Your ticket allows multiple visits on the same day should you really get into it and wish to go out for a break (or to eat as there is no on-site eatery. There is a reasonable café just outside the museum’s entrance). Continue reading “South Australian Maritime Museum”

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Garden Island

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Garden Island’s European history goes right back to the arrival of the First Fleet (European settlement) into Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788. The island was set aside as a vegetable garden (hence its name) to grow food, initially for the crew of ships anchored in the Harbour. Continue reading “Garden Island”

Australian National Maritime Museum

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Given Darling Harbour’s maritime history it is very appropriate that Australia’s national maritime museum should be located here.

The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) can be roughly split into three parts – the permanent galleries, special exhibitions and a collection of ships, boats and the like, outside and on the harbour itself. In addition to the exhibits the museum has a souvenir shop and a couple of eating options though there are many more (better) eating options within metres of the museum. Continue reading “Australian National Maritime Museum”