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Extended until 5 May due to popular demand.

Don't miss this major immersive exhibition that traces filmmaker James Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration, including his record breaking dives in DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submersible vessel he designed, that was built in Sydney.

Immerse yourself in another world

Experience how James Cameron’s passion for understanding and exploring our oceans has shone a light on the least known place on earth. The exhibition immerses you in an underwater environment using cinema scale projections, artefacts and specimens from his expeditions. 

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Explore the depths of our ocean
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3D Film: Deepsea Challenge

Discover the deep

Explore the spectacular and mysterious abyss, and discover the shipwrecks of Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck. See artefacts from the design and construction of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, built to withstand water pressures of 1.2 tonnes per square centimetre.

Explore a film legacy

Learn how underwater recording, lighting, communication and diving technologies pioneered by Cameron transfer between filmmaking and exploration. You’ll also see original film props and costumes from The Abyss and Titanic, including the iconic Heart of the Ocean diamond. Discover the world of a man driven to explore and meet the challenges of the deep.

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Credits

The exhibition has been developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum in collaboration with the Avatar Alliance Foundation and is funded by the museum’s USA Bicentennial Gift Fund.

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