The WA Maritime Museum, home of Australia II, is hosting a brand new exhibition to commemorate the iconic moment in international sporting history when Australia II claimed America’s Cup Victoria from the American’s after 132 years.

Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition explores the celebrated stories that led to Australia II emerging victorious alongside Western Australia’s incredible maritime sporting achievements. Get an intimate look at the grit and perseverance of the Australian crew, led by John Bertrand, as they set new standards in elite sport with a revolutionary keel design shrouded in secrecy.

The exhibition runs until 4 February 2024 but, to expand the celebrations across the long weekend, the WA Maritime Museum is offering free entry. From 23 - 26 September visitors can enjoy the exhibition, see the famous yacht and take part in a range of special activities and performances.

Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition is on at WA Maritime Museum from 9 September 2023 until 4 February 2024.

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