The RAN Heritage Centre is located within the Public Access Area on the northern end of Garden Island. It is within two National Estate listed buildings, the
Gun Mounting Workshop (1922) and the Boatshed (1890). The Public Access Area is itself of heritage significance and includes historic gardens, heritage
locations and has panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.
Visitors can access the RAN Heritage Centre by Sydney Ferry using the Circular Quay to Watson's Bay route. The Ferry will stop at the Garden Island
Ferry Wharf only during RAN Heritage Centre opening hours. All visitors using the ferry service MUST depart the RAN Heritage Centre by the last
scheduled ferry of the day.
In 1922 Vice Admiral Sir William Creswell, RAN suggested the building of a Navy Museum to display the heritage of Australia's Navy. The RAN Heritage
Centre displays items of the Naval Heritage Collection. The Collection contains over 250 000 individual items from the more than 100 years of Navy's
history. The centre enables the Navy to provide all Australians with the opportunity to view and understand the role that their Navy has played in the
history and development of the nation.
Contact operator for further details.
02 9562 2396
Cowper Wharf Road
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
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