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Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A nice place to see

A nice place to see, lots of history to see & learn. An elderly guide was winderful giving her own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pearl S G
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Good for those interested in Melbourne’s marine history

Visited on a summer afternoon and was greeted by very friendly staff at the counter - later found... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfield, Australia
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Discover the fascinating maritime heritage of Queenscliffe with a visit to this regional maritime museum, perched near the entrance to Port Phillip and its notorious 'Rip'. From the arrival of the early sailing ships more than 200 years ago, this...more
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2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 3440
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to see, lots of history to see & learn. An elderly guide was winderful giving her own personal stories in the navy & also stories of her dad serving in the British navy

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pearl S G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a summer afternoon and was greeted by very friendly staff at the counter - later found out they are all volunteers. The museum itself contains some amazing artefacts from historic vessels. A giant 100-year old lifeboat which was used to save crew who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamesface89
Reviewed 19 November 2018

A well laid out museum full of interesting facts for those who want to see the maritime history of Queenscliff and surrounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank godees2015
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Very interesting Museum providing a history of the ships coming into Port Phillip Bay. The models of the boats particularly in the bottles were very good. The shed that has paintings of the ships that entered the Bay during the 1900's was excellent. Artifacts from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

With adult $8, concession$7 we found this very informative educational and enjoyable. Had more interesting info than we hoped. Make sure you check each exhibit including outside, beautiful artwork painted over decades

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Large range of maritime memorabilia and history. See the lifeboats and trace the nautical history of Queenscliff and Pt Phillip Bay. Inside and outside display areas. Be amazed at size of fishermans hut. See lighthouse displays. Be flabbergasted at the number of shipwrecks on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We spend an absorbing hour or so, browsing through the museum and amazed at the courage and fortitude of the mariners who began and carried on the work of the life boats and pilots. The video, which explains the history and importance to Queenscliff of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kevwend
Reviewed 27 May 2018

If you like boats this is a nice little musseum. It only takes an hour or so to go through but it was a nice visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yahjim
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Small museum focusing on lifeboats, pilot boats and shipwrecks in the local area. Some interesting information on local shipwrecks and interesting artefacts

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Fantastic day out. Came across on the ferry with a bus load of seniors.We had booked in ,and were greeted by friendly staff/ volunteers.We were put into 2 groups with a guide each.The tour took over an hour and we could have spent more time...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Catie L
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