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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 #31 of 153 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a nice little museum that is often overlooked as it's at the other end of South Bank from QPAC and the bigger attractions. On this occasion they had a pirates day for the kids which set them to work for the day doing... pirate things. But all good fun. Other than special events it's a pleasant visit walking... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It might be a bit hard to find the entrance to the Museum but it is well worth the effort. You can certainly spend a few hours here and still not get to see it all. The place is run by volunteers, some of whom have a tendency to bob up from time to time (in a non-intrusive way) and... More

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Normally wouldn't put up such a terse review but don't bother phoning, just wasted 20 minutes from 4.20 pm til now on hold (being told staff were waiting to take my call and please be patient), only for it finally connect to...silence...and then I was hung up on. Super frustrating, please fix the phones so people dont think they're waiting... More

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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
47 helpful votes 47 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 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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