Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre
The home of Australia’s National Maritime collection and museum workshops
About the building
The collections of the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Heritage Fleet, held in Wharf 7, are a tangible link to the stories of our maritime past.
The Australian National Maritime Museum began collecting maritime artefacts long before it opened its doors in 1991. The National Maritime collection contains more than 160,000 objects, representing a rich and varied range of historical artefacts.
Telling the larger national story of Australians and the sea, the vessels in the National Maritime Collection are diverse in origin, appearance and use. They include Ben Lexcen’s revolutionary 18-footer Taipan, the nation’s oldest surviving hydroplane Nautillus II, and the test tank model used to refine the winged keel of the America’s Cup–winning Australia II.
Sydney Heritage Fleet began amassing its collection of dinghies, skiffs, speedboats and rowing shells in the early 1960s, focusing on the democracy and fun of Sydney Harbour.Built
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Heritage Fleet and Google.
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