Rescue - Australian National Maritime Museum

To celebrate the launch of its lastest exhibition, Rescue, the Australian National Maritime Museum is offering free entry to all Australian heroes on Saturday 16 March 2013.

Service personnel, volunteers and their families from Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Surf Life Saving Australia, State Emergency Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service, NSW Police, St John and NSW Ambulance service are invited to enjoy the museum for free in recognition of the bravery and commitment they demonstrate in saving the lives of others.

Joining them will be brothers Aaron Graham AKA “Azza” and Kobi Graham AKA “Fatdog” from the popular TV show Bondi Rescue.

Visit the Rescue exhibition and experience the dramatic world of land, sea and air rescues.

This interactive and engaging exhibition features plenty of hands-on exhibits perfect for the whole family including a full size helicopter simulator, ride-on jet skis, a smoke-filled room and a ship’s life raft plus a range of rescuer uniforms to try on.

Visitors can take part in ‘rescues’ as either the rescuer or casualty. By putting themselves in both positions they can learn how rescue technology works and also how the skills and experience of talented rescuers assist people in peril.

Sponsored by AMSA, Rescue is suitable for all ages and is included in the museum’s Big Ticket - $25 adult, $15 child, $65 family. Australian heroes unable to attend the opening can get 40% off the Museum’s Big Ticket price for the duration of the Rescue exhibition which closes on 14 July 2013.

Call 02 9298 3777 or log onto the ANMM website for more information.