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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 #30 of 165 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A wonderful place to learn about the maritime history of Queensland and in particular Brisbane. Manned by volunteers who are very knowledgeable. Accessible by public transport

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Wollongong, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The main attraction is the former HMAS Diamantina. I made my first trip on this warship many many moons ago. I had not seen her since and when I first saw her she was not "dressed" as a warship so this was a unique experience for me. I was surprised at her armament. Also at the Museum is Jessica Watsons'... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Spent a couple of hours at the Museum. Really enjoyed the tour over HMAS Diamantina, it was great to be able to climb all over the ship. Seeing Jessica Watson's Pink Lady up close was also pretty good. There are some very interesting exhibits. We enjoyed the Museum and recommend it.

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Frisco, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For such a large coastal city, I suppose I was expecting a larger museum, but this one had enough to make it worth my time and money. It's located in the South Bank area, so you're close to other tourist spots. There were a few boats outdoors to see, and outbuildings that told some history of the area. The museum... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

if you like ships and boats , its worth a visit, lots of interesting items, particularly relating to WW2

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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306 reviews 306 reviews
109 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
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
64 helpful votes 64 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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