Take a trip on the Virtual Endeavour

The HMB <em>Endeavour</em> replica docked outside the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia. Image: ANMM.

The HMB Endeavour replica docked outside the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia. Image: ANMM.

A visit to the historically accurate HMB Endeavour replica in Sydney is well worthwhile if you wish to understand the harsh realities of the perilous journey Lieutenant James Cook undertook during his first voyage to Australia, during 1768-1771. Exploring the cramped confines below deck, while imagining what three years aboard this vessel would be like, makes you appreciate the ease of modern travel – especially by sea. Since 2005, the museum has hosted tens of thousands of school students for a visit aboard the HMB Endeavour and now, the Virtual Endeavour program allows you to digitally explore the vessel – even if you are a student sitting in a classroom thousands of kilometres away…

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Meet an intrepid explorer

CSRIO research vessel, Southern Surveyor

The RV Southern Surveyor is a research vessel used by marine scientists to explore and study Australia's oceans. Owned and operated by the CSIRO, Southern Surveyor is visiting the museum until 20th September 2008.

Take a FREE exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this fascinating multi-capable vessel before it returns to work, conducting oceanographic, geo-scientific, fishery, meteorology, climatology and ecosystem research.

The RV Southern Surveyor is visiting the Museum until Saturday 20th September 2008.  Tours operate between 10 a.m. and 3p.m.