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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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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Paints a clearer picture of Australia's rich maritime history

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

During my unplanned walk of the South Bank (first day in Brisbane), I passed by this attraction after crossing a bridge (my walk started at the City Botanical Gardens). Without a map and not knowing what other attractions are waiting for me as I walked by the Brisbane River, I decided to take pictures of the ships displayed outside the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A very nice museum if you like sailong, navy or history. You can explore a very well preserved and restored WW2 vessel as well as some other interesting boats and ships.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited with a scoopon voucher, so only paid $19 for the family was good value. The Diamantina really appealed to my boys who enjoyed climbing the steep ladders and turning the guns. I would wear sensible shoes if you visit. It really showed how men lived on board in the old days. The static exhibits for lighthouses were also... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Got a scoopon deal at $8, thought we would have an hour there but could have spent half a day quite easy. Very helpful staff, highly interesting place with something for most people. Well worth a visit when in Brisbane and so close to South Bank Park, highly recommended.

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Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

had a fantastic time, great for kids and some unique things to do. This is one of the few museums let you go into the dry dock to look under the ships. The audio system is free and gives a great introduction to the exhibits. The set piece is the Warship Diamentena which is the last river class frigate in... More 

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