We're constantly evolving and improving to give visitors the best possible experience at the museum.

Sometimes we may need to temporarily close areas of the museum - for maintenance, improvements or safety reasons. We thank you for your understanding and hope you enjoy the many adventures the museum offers.



Boardwalk Redevelopment:

The museum is undertaking a significant project to develop a wonderful, new and vibrant harbour frontage. 

From April 26 hoardings will be erected around key areas of the boardwalk along the harbourside of the museum.

While we make these improvements, please take extra care as you move around the site, keep an eye on our website for updates, and you can always ask one of our friendly team members for assistance.



Vessel Availability:



If extreme wet weather hits, we close all vessels for visitor safety. If it's looking like a rainy day, check with our friendly staff or call ahead on (02) 9298 3777. There's still lots of amazing things to enjoy inside the museum though, so don't let rain stop you from visiting!


For visitor safety, when the temperature reaches 36° Celsius we close all vessels. If it looks like it's going to be a hot day, come early and see the vessels first. Check with our friendly staff if you're unsure. Never fear though - our museum galleries are air conditioned, so escape the heat and enjoy an exhibition!




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