The museum runs a dynamic speakers program where you can book an expert on the museum’s collection or Australian maritime history to speak for free at your next event.

  • Over 20 talks are available, include information covering significant maritime events & people, as well as exhibitions and Australia's maritime heritage.
  • All speakers are active museum volunteers who are trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. Download the list of topics.
  • Discussions are interactive with speakers happy to answer audience questions.

Examples of Talks

The Australian National Maritime Museum
An introduction to the museum, its history, objectives and exhibitions.

HMB Endeavour replica
A beautifully illustrated presentation on Captain Cook's famous ship of discovery, Endeavour, and the museum's remarkable replica of this historic vessel.

The Krait Story
MV Krait, a humble Japanese fishing boat, was commandeered by Australian and British special service personnel in 1943 for a daring raid on Japanese-held Singapore Harbour. The highly secretive mission succeeded. The Allies blew up some 37,000 tons of enemy shipping. Krait, one of Australia's best known historic vessels, is now permanently on display at the museum.

More Information

To make a booking or ask about a topic, please contact our museum speaker representatives Noel Phelan on 0402 158 590 or Ron Ray on 0416 123 034 or email our media team.