Maritime Museum launches Chinese language tours for Luna New Year 2019

To celebrate Lunar New Year 2019, the Australian National Maritime Museum is welcoming back their unique Mandarin Guided Tours.

To welcome its Chinese visitors, from 25 January – 28 February 2019, the Museum will offer Chinese language guided tours of the Museum’s main galleries, exhibitions and attractions.

2018 saw 600 Chinese guests join the Museum’s Mandarin Guided Tours. This year, Sydney’s must-see attraction has introduced additional tours to keep up with demand.

Following the extraordinary growth in the Chinese market, the Australian National Maritime Museum has been leading the charge in catering to its Chinese speaking visitors and is fast becoming one of the most attractive and exciting places to visit in the Darling Harbour tourism precinct.

To be delivered in Mandarin, the tours will run four times per day, seven days per week and will feature a range of compelling exhibitions including Passengers (Australia’s immigration story by sea), Navigators (a showcase of Australia’s relationship with Asia and Europe, featuring maritime navigation instruments, charts and maps) and Gapu-Monuk Saltwater (the museum’s recently opened Eora exhibition exploring the landmark sea rights case of North-East Arnhem land).

After the tour, guests are given a ‘Big Ticket’ to explore many additional attractions including visiting many of the vessels moored at the Museum on iconic Darling Harbour including our Submarine HMAS Onslow, Destroyer HMAS Vampire, the 3D cinema experience, and all the Museum’s permanent galleries at their leisure.

One of the initiatives in response to this surge in Chinese visitation includes the translation of its permanent high-tech, interactive attraction Action Stations, into Simplified Chinese. Beyond this, the museum has also been recruiting additional Chinese-speaking staff and volunteers, who are now available at the museum seven days per week.

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