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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 146 attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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129 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I guess if you are into boats this is more exciting. To me, it was OK. People there were extra nice. The guided tour was informative.

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Glad to have been here finally. Great museum with plenty to see. Well worth the time to come visit. Make sure you check out the boats and ship outside too!

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Rankins Springs, New South Wales, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

It's been more than ten years since I've been here but I remember absolutely loving the ship. Any ship-lovers like me who are out there should not miss this on a trip to Brisbane.

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Hill End, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

You will need to allow 2 or more hours and I suggest you follow the audio tour. It's informative and gives you the right amount of information before becoming a chore. Also, it was interesting to see how the place was flooded in 2011.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

There was far more to see here than I expected and consequently we arrived in the afternoon and did not give ourselves enough time to see everything. However, the guides were very useful and tried to get us around as much as possible, even giving us a personal tour for part of the way. This was never on my list... More

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