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Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 3440
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Well worth a visit- value for money

With adult $8, concession$7 we found this very informative educational and enjoyable. Had more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Six P
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A real nautical history experience

Large range of maritime memorabilia and history. See the lifeboats and trace the nautical history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
best0ne2017
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Greater Perth, 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 picturesque coastal town has been shaped by boating activities and the maritime industries which have developed. From shipwrecks to heroic rescues, early fishermen and boat builders, light keepers and their technologies, sea pilots and divers, there are plenty of stories to discover. The last of the Queenscliff Lifeboats is the centrepiece of the museum. Even today, the museum sits adjacent to Queenscliff Harbour with its boating marina, and within walking distance of the Searoad Ferries. Guided museum group tours, and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse tours (conditions apply), are available by prior arrangement. Nautical gift shop available.
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2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Thank Catie L
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We found it very interesting about the local maritime history. Worth a look if you are in the area. They showed you how they lived and worked in the early period of Victorian life.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This local museum captures life of the original fishing village and the importance of the work of Port Philip Pilots really well. It is clearly a work of dedicated volunteers and done with much love and care. Well worth a visit for anyone with an...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is a must-see if you have even a passing interest in shipping. Good mix of traditional museum showcases and outdoor items (fishermen's sheds, buoys, etc). Don't miss the boatbuilding shed or the collection of outboard motors (no, really!). Good value for money.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Absolutely loved this museum as did our entire family. We were able to locate photos and the story behind my great uncle's boat that sunk and cost him his life during the 2nd world war. Very friendly staff and a great way to spend an...More

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