Step inside the Immersive Cinema
Feel what it's like to be on board a warship during operations.
Discovery & Exploration Space
Investigate and bring maritime archaeology, science and history to life.
Walk on board our 3 ex-Navy vessels
HMAS Vampire (Destroyer)
HMAS Onslow (Submarine)
HMAS Advance (Patrol Boat)
2 Murray St, Sydney (Darling Harbour)
Open: 9.30am - 5.00pm (6.00pm in January) daily except Christmas Day (25 December).
Last boarding time for Vessels: 4.10pm
Within walking distance of Sydney's CBD, we're also easily accessible by bike, bus, train, light rail, ferry and all day car parking is available nearby.
See our Getting here page for details.
Did you serve on one of our Navy vessels – HMAS Vampire, HMAS Onslow or HMAS Advance?
Action Stations is all about giving visitors insights into life in the Royal Australian Navy so we’d love to share your favourite memories online.
Perhaps you remember the camaraderie, the open ocean or overseas ports, the letters from home or something particular about the vessels themselves.
If so, please get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 9298 3777.
The Daring class were the largest destroyers built in Australia. Their strong, light construction combined high speed with maximum armament.
Onslow was commissioned during the Cold War, a tense time that called for a submarine to watch, listen and collect information without detection.
Commissioned in 1968, the hardworking patrol boat HMAS Advance served out of Darwin until 1977.
Discover the story of Australia’s most enduring maritime mystery — the loss of the navy’s first submarine AE1 in 1914.
Discover ‘…the ocean bed their tomb’, our new floating sculpture commemorating the loss of submarine AE1 and its crew.
Read the harrowing story of Australian submarine AE2 during the Gallipoli campaign and its rediscovery a century later.
Enjoy stunning harbour views from our new Waterfront Pavilion, now available to hire for private functions.
The museum is seeking energetic volunteers to lead tours and assist with the Action Stations experience.
Join ex-submarine commander John Dikkenberg on a fascinating 360 Degree Virtual Reality tour of submarine HMAS Onslow.