Collecting for over 50 years...

The Warship & Marine Corps Museum (International) is a private collection established in 1963 with the aim to preserve Naval history. There are more than 10,000 catalogued items in the Museum’s collection, covering Naval, Maritime and Space history, including naval documents and publications ~ from as far back as six centuries.

The Warship & Marine Corps Museum Collection includes:

  • A library of over 3000 books and government documents covering all periods of Naval history, used to help research Museum displays;
  • Diaries and handwritten personal accounts of life in the Navy both ashore & afloat, in war and peace;
  • Uniforms, rank and ratings badges and medals along with an extensive collection of cap tallies;
  • Models of ships along with a 14’ Naval sailing dinghy built in 1953 at Sydney's Garden Island Naval Dockyard;
  • Paintings, prints and original recruiting posters from around the world;
  • Numerous maps from the 17th and 18th centuries - many depicting New Holland and Van Diemen's Land;
  • Approximately 5,000 Naval-related postcards from the 1890s through to 1945;
  • Signatures of most Royal Australian Navy commissioning and decommissioning crews during the later half of the 20th century, autographed command cards, historical photographs and documents, newspaper posters;
  • Nameplates, shell cases and signal flags, life buoys and other artefacts from ships;
  • U.S. Space Program from the Mercury flights to the Space Shuttle; the European Space Agency; unmanned programs;
  • More than 80,000 negatives of Naval ships from a large number of navies taken from the early 1930s to the present. Prints available via our shop.

Displays

Museum Shop

Photographic Prints

 

Paintings, Posters & Postcards

 

Books

 
Exterior of Museum building in Franklin DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE MUSEUM HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE UNTIL NEW PREMISES ARE ACQUIRED. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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