A group of children playing with giant bubbles on the museum's performance platform

Unleash your creativity in our Aquatic Imaginarium

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28 Dec 2018 - 28 Jan 2019

School Holidays
Fireworks at Darling Harbour, New Year's Eve 2017

Celebrate with your friends and family at our very special New Year’s Eve event on the Darling Harbour foreshore.

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31 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019

New Year's Eve at the Museum
Australia Day Cruise - Image by Alistair MacDougall

Join the throng of boats on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day to cheer the starters in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

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26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019

Australia Day Cruise
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