Find out what's currently exhibiting, and upcoming exhibitions to get excited about.

Senior men’s championship winners on the podium: 1 Midget Farrelly, Australia (centre), 2 Mike Doyle, California (left), 3 Joey Cabell, Hawaii (right).

Two of Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly's iconic surfing trophies from the 1960s are now on display together for the first time in 60 years.

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Banner exhibition Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks

This panel display highlights shipwrecks of national, regional and local importance. Australia has over 11,000 shipwrecks - that’s roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. 

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Graphic panels displaying the major touring exhibition Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica

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Container the Box that Changed the World Outdoor Exhibition Australian National Maritime Museum

Visit this free, outdoor show and discover the secrets of the box that changed the world.

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20 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019

On Tour: Container
Wall hanging made by Estonian immigrant, 1960s

Threads of migration illuminates the museum's rooftop with a rich patchwork of immigrant stories.

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26 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019

Threads of Migration
William Bligh, By John Smart, 1803, Pencil and watercolour, © National Portrait Gallery, London

A new exhibition challenging the popularly held stereotype of one of the maritime world’s most infamous figures.

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05 Jun 2019 - 01 Nov 2019

Bligh - Hero or Villain?
Shell necklace. Artist: Ashlee Murray. King marina

Celebrating the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing

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17 Jul 2019 - 22 Sep 2019