KAY COTTEE SOLO:
ENDURANCE & THE SEA
CLOSES END MAY
Celebrating the successful completion of Kay Cottee's solo, not-stop circumnavigation of the globe 30 years ago in 1988 in 'Blackmores First Lady'. This exhibition uses objects and interactives from the Kay Cottee Collection at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.
In a comparatively small vessel of 11.2 meters it took Cottee 189 days to become the first women in the world to circumnavigate the globe in her Cavalier 37 yacht which she herself fitted out for the voyage.
The challenges of isolation in a pre-GPS environment pitting oneself against the elements are many and yet there were some illuminating and very human moments of celebration to define the journey,.
Image of Kay Cottee by Kay Cottee
VERA HATTON GALLERY
This exhibition explores the Navigators who have shaped our world and the technology that enabled them to make it safely back again - mostly! There were spectacular ship-wrecks and events that made these some of the bravest or foolhardy men of their time. Perhaps William Bligh's abilty to navigate a small open boat 7,000 kilometers to safety in Java with his men after the mutiny was shaped by his experiences sailing with Captain Cook, these stories and more
Come on a journey through time as we explore the people, the technology and the events over 4 centuries and see how exploration of space still utilises some of the same concepts.
The exhibition uses graphics, and objects from the museum's Halloran Collection.
Image of William Bligh (by John Webber c1776) used in the exhibition.
(The original painting is in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, Canberra)
The Museum hosts a range of arts based workshops during the school terms on site. These are organised and run by individual operators. If you are interested, please contact the Museum.
Phone 4441 - 5675
TREASURE HUNT - EVERYDAY
FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM - CHILDREN UNDER 16
The museum is open every day during and we have a treasure hunt activity to keep children busy in the museum.
Small prize if they answer all the questions.
Ask at the font desk on arrival.
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
10AM - 3PM
From May - September enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon at our Winter Markets, with a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and listen to the music by the pond to while away the day.
If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest
If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK 2019
Destination Moon: more missions, more science
9 - 17th August
Join us for an entertaining program of talks and workshops over one week for both adults and schools where we explore the contemporary science happening locally and further afield.
Watch this space for more information about the week-long program as it comes to hand.
Programs available from 1st July 2019
DAVID MAILIN AWARDS: WINNING SKY PHOTOS
August - November 2019
To partner our Science Week program the Museum will be presenting an exhibition from Sydney Observatory, Winning Sky Photos.
See spectacular, award-winning photographs of the night sky from the last 12 months as judged by world-renowned astro-photographer Dr David Malin are an inspiration and tribute to the science of space.
Sarah Reeves, Science Curator at the Museum of Applied ARts and Sciences will present talks on Tuesday 14th August