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Shaped by the Sea Australian National Maritime Museum

1 May 2022 — 30 Dec 2022

Shaped by the Sea tells the story of Australia’s maritime history and its relationship with seas, rivers and waterways from the deep past.

As an island nation Australia has a unique relationship with the sea – and now it’s being told through the lens of modern science and maritime archaeology, as well as through Indigenous knowledge.

Hundreds of objects from the...

Shaped by the Sea tells the story of Australia’s maritime history and its relationship with seas, rivers and waterways from the deep past.

As an island nation Australia has a unique relationship with the sea – and now it’s being told through the lens of modern science and maritime archaeology, as well as through Indigenous knowledge.

Hundreds of objects from the museum’s collection will be on display for the first time, including several significant and iconic pieces such as Alick Tipoti’s bronze sculpture Kisay Dhangal.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a commissioned work by the Mulka Art Project. This stunning contemporary video installation called Dhaŋaŋ Dhukarr (Many Pathways) brings together all the elements of the exhibition (land, water, and sky) into an immersive, cyclic reflection of Australia.

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  • Access to all permanent galleries and special exhibitions
  • The top deck of HMAS Vampire. HMB Endeavour and Bark James Craig
  • Access to Steam Yacht Ena
  • Free WiFi

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One Ocean, Our Future (Until 30 October 2022)

Shaped by the Sea (Until 30 December 2022)

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4.7 / 5 (7 reviews)

The Australian National Maritime Museum is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The museum is structured around seven primary galleries, focusing on the discovery of Australia, the relationships between the Australian Aborigines and the water, travel to Australia by sea, the ocean as a resource, water-based relaxation and entertainment, the naval defence of the nation, and the relationship between the US and Australia.

Opening hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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2 Murray St, 2000, Sydney
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