Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Australian National Maritime Museum Outdoor Container Exhibition.

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - July 29, 2019 @ 1:00 am

The display is open Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday 9am – 2pm.


Narrabri Shire Council have been chosen to display the NSW Ports and the Australian National Maritime Museum Container exhibition,‘The box that changed the world’. The exhibition will be displayed on the lawns behind The Visitor Information Centre, Tibbereena Street, Narrabri from Friday 17 May until Monday 28 July 2019.

The exhibition is housed entirely in six 20-foot shipping containers developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The exhibition aims to demonstrate the history and impact that shipping containers have had on the way we transport goods. This interactive exhibition will enable visitors to step inside the box to learn about shipping, ports, cargo, the impact of containerisation on the ocean, the origins of everyday objects and container architecture.The six containers are titled Ship, Cargo, Port, Ocean, Build,and Things.

Mayor Cathy Redding said “It is an honor for our Shire to display the Container exhibition. Containers and container packaging is a crucial element to our region,  with the Narrabri Shire exporting our world class agricultural products to a variety of markets via road, rail, and sea”. Mayor Redding encourages the community and school groups to stop by and view this interactive exhibition.

The Containers will be located behind the Visitor Information Centre, 117 Tibbereena Street Narrabri. It opens on Friday 17 May 2019 and is free for all the community to enjoy.
For further information please contact Narrabri Shire Council’s Community Development Officer on 02 6799 6866.


May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
July 29, 2019 @ 1:00 am


Narrabri Region Information Centre
Newell Highway
Narrabri, NSW 2390 Australia
+ Google Map
02 67996760