Cost: From $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids
Opening Times: 9.30am - 5pm.
Last boarding for submarine and tall ship is 4.10pm
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes
Parking: at Darling Harbour and also some street parking.
Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, this is definitely a museum worth visiting whether you have young or older children. With over 140,000 documented objects and artifacts to see, make sure you allow plenty of time to explore.
The museum features permanent exhibits including HMAS Vampire – one of the largest destroyers ever built in Australia, HMAS Onslow – a submarine, whose moto is “strength, silence, surprise”, James Craig 1874 Tall Ship to name just a few.
The museum also showcases temporary exhibits such as “Going Places” – an interactive exhibition that explores the technology humans have developed for travel, “Beautiful Whale” - a gallery of life size photographs of whales.
On Sundays and during the school holidays, the museum runs Kids on Deck, which gives primary school aged kids (5-12 years) the chance to get creative with art, craft, science activities and interactive games.
For lunch enjoy a sit down meal at the cafe located near the tall ship or head over to one of Darling Harbour's many cafes and restaurants.