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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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An interesting museum on maritime history

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this but I really enjoyed it. I particularly enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Interesting stories of our Maritime History

The passionate staff were welcoming and explained the Museum well Spread over two levels, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bathurst, Australia
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Corner Davey & Argyle Streets | Carnegie Building, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
+61 3 6234 1427
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This is a small musuem in a heritage building near the main Tasmanian Museum. We went after visiting the wooden boat festival. The volunteers are friendly and the entry prices are not too steep ($9 adults, $7 seniors and $4 students). There is a lot...More

2  Thank wombatdavid
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 September 2015

If you are visiting Hobart go to MONA and Mt Wellington. If you like museums go to TMAG. if you are in Hobart on a Saturday go to Salamanca Markets (just to get it out of your system). Walk around the streets of Battery Point...More

2  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this but I really enjoyed it. I particularly enjoyed the exhibition on shipwrecks. The staff were also really friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small place but worth a visit as it provides so much history and info about Tassie. It can take you up to 10 mins to an hr to spend time here, all depends on what type of person you are.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The passionate staff were welcoming and explained the Museum well Spread over two levels, the artifacts are well laid out. There are numerous stories of nautical disasters, and even a bell to ring! Highly recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place with fantastic exhibits. We happened to arrive for an exhibit from the Sydney Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour which was an added boon to our tour. The exhibits are a fascinating read and are accompanied by photographs and ship models, manifests, etc...More

Thank traveld77
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Tasmania is closely linked to its Maritime History and for good reason. It was the second place in Australia that was settled and this was the major way they brought in goods as well as exported goods to the colonies. Let alone bringing in Convict...More

Thank J6432GWrobertc
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This museum is filled with stories of the maritime history of Tasmania. What I liked about the exhibits is that personal stories are told to illustrate the history, be they of ordinary sailors who became a whaler then later a ship’s captain to that of...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 21 September 2018

And it turned out to be a real boon to our stay in Hobart. It is not a big place, but there is plenty to fill an hour or two, and the content is really interesting. The people who work there are nice and very...More

Thank Fearless730216
Reviewed 20 September 2018

More of a local exhibit than a Museum and fits on the one level of the building, but if visiting the maritime district of Hobart this is a good place to start as it will explain and point you in the direction of things to...More

Thank MacAttack720
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my time in this place, the history here is well set out, with numerous displays and nautical items, some of which can be hands on. The history goes from the very first inhabitants right up to almost the present day. Great display and...More

Thank r0bmclear
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This place is amazing from the volunteers that help out to the archives and all the wonderful info about Hobart, give yourself a couple of hours to enjoy reading about its past history, glad we supported this wonderful place, keep up the good work everyone!!

Thank LISA R
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Response from SuzyJ47 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $7 to get in, which we thought was very reasonable, especially when the gentleman taking payment explained that all staff were volunteers and that the Museum received no Government funding. It was very... More