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Queensland Maritime Museum

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Address: Southbank | (near the Goodwill Bridge), Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 3844 5361
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A Piece of Maritime History

Visited this attraction on Thursday 7th May 2015. The museum houses Ella’s Pink Lady in which Jessica Watson circumnavigated the world when she was 16 years old. We explored the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very good, well worth the entry fee, Being an ex RNZN sailor, I enjoyed the displays especially the walk through on the actual Ship in the Dry Dock. Very good liaison guide as we entered.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited this attraction on Thursday 7th May 2015. The museum houses Ella’s Pink Lady in which Jessica Watson circumnavigated the world when she was 16 years old. We explored the A61 (aka Penguin) which was a pearl divers’ boat that operated in the Torres Straits. We climbed down the steps of the dry dock to see the hull of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Located at the southern enď of the south bank park lands it is a perfect place to ex0lore queenslands maritime history. The key display is the diamantina .... a small destryer in the old dey dock. It's a perfect place for kids to explore and have a hands on experience. I highly recommend this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went to there with my son and his school class. I saw how the kids enjoyed that place. All the staffs was prepared do answer the question etc Really good !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The museum has a lot of maritime exhibits, including a dry docked frigate which is fun to explore, lots of photos, and artefacts from the era of Captain Cook. We are not particularly interested in things nautical but found this to be an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Helpful volunteers are on hand to provide more information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Queensland Maritime Museum is a great place to take kids and learn all about Australian Maritime History. Jessica Watson's Ella's Pink Lady, World War II Frigate Diamantina and Brisbane's last coal fired tug boat Forceful are the highlights. Some relics of the Pandora (which was sent after the Bounty) and ballast from Captain Cook's Endeavour are great too! Would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you were a maritime Buff this place would be more attractive, as it was, the River Class Frigate on display is the main feature and is worth a look see if you are into this kind of thing. 2 to 3 hours if what we spent here, the Museum is staffed by volunteers, so the money goes to a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good displays, many outside/in-water, show off Australia's boating history. The restored frigate is great to tour. Highly recommended for history buffs or boaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across this place whist waiting to go to a movie later in the day. My son was most excited however we only had a couple of hours before the movie. The very helpful man at the front informed me we could come and go all day on a days entry. That is exactly what we did. We explored... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been wanting to visit here for a long time and I am so glad that we went! There was plenty to explore including the WW2 ship, the Diamantina. The stairs inside the vessel are steep, so young children need supervision.The Museum is home to Ella's Pink Lady, the yacht is part of sailing history after Queenslander Jessica Watson made... More 

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