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Queensland Maritime Museum

Southbank | (near the Goodwill Bridge), Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
61 7 3844 5361
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Ranked #27 of 151 attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived at the Maritime city cat stop having traveled down river from Riverside. On arrival at the ferry terminal it was a little difficult to locate the main entrance to the museum. Following the path and museum fence line to the entrance we paid approx $18 for an adult and one 7 year old boy for access. The main... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took the kids and they had a blast. It was great to see Jessica Watson's yacht up close. Definately worth a visit if you're in the Southbank precinct.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We decided to visit the museum and after finding the very badly signposted entrance we paid and went into the museum at 3.40pm. Five minutes later a member of the organisation asked if we had been told that the main exhibit, the battleship, closed at 4pm. We should have been told this before we paid as there was insufficient time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this museum, however I was pleasantly surpised. For a small entrance fee that goes towards the costs of running the facility you get access to all the exhibits including the HMAS Diamantina the decommissioned River Class Frigate in the dry dock. There is so much to see throughout the place, and it has... More

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Oxenford, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We visited here no long ago. The fee was nominal. They give you headphone with information about each exhibit. Had a fascinating afternoon out. Surprisingly interesting. Well worth a visit - the 2 hours we had wasn't quite enough - would have liked a little longer. Kids might get bored with headphones but would probably find the boats interesting. Worth... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Had a great morning at this historic museum. Yes, it is difficult to find the entrance since they built the Goodwill pedestrian bridge over the river but it is well worth finding it. Inside there are heaps of maritime exhibits on display including a make-up of part of the ship Lucinda, many model ships, exhibitions about navigation and an exhibition... More

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Cheshire, England
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This fascinating museum is in full view from the river, but is unnecessarily difficult to access, and therefore not nearly so well visited as it deserves. There is an interesting collection of real ships and smaller vessels, including the wonderful "HMAS Diamantino" a classic WWll River Class frigate in highly authentic condition. The adjoining galleries are full of interesting exhibits... More

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Ravenshoe, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Imagine working as a coal stoker on a steam ship, or on a Navy destroyer, or crossing the Pacific in a mini 4.2 metre yacht! These exhibits really get you into other people's shoes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I went here on a Sunday. Unfortunately the heat was pretty bad so only stayed about an hour. There are really a few parts to the museum. The main attraction is the warship that also has a dry dock. It reminded me of the SS Brunnel in Bristol, UK. It would be great for children as well as anyone with... More

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Brisbane
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Well worth a visit if you have school aged children. An experience that they will remember with all sorts of opportunities to examine life on the water.

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