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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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Interesting and nice way to spend an hour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wonderful informative venue - fabulous displays from early Australian Maritime history through to modern times. . At present, there is a submarine & War ship to wander and explore. . Great for Families - located at Southbank

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Island of Malta, Malta
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a modestly sized museum situated at one end of the cultural South bank of Brisbane. If travelling on foot from the city centre then the easiest way to get there is to take the City Hopper ferry from North Quay to the museum. At the time of writing the museum's own quay is closed for refurbishment but there... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is worth the money and the experience you get from this maritime museum. It took us over two hours and we could have stayed longer. I encourage people to go. We used the headsets to do our tour which gave us audio commentary of the workings of the museum and history of the ships. Don't forget to ask for... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We spent about 2.5 hours at the museum, and could have spent more if we hadn't needed to eat. Overall, there are some great pieces to see and hear about at the museum. *TIP* make sure you get a headset. It will not be nearly as enjoyable without it The Diamantina Frigate was worth entrance by itself for those that... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is the best maritime museum I have visited in Australia. It is on the smaller side but what they have is truly amazing. The HMAS Diamantina - the worlds last river class frigate as worth the entrance fee on its own. The ship is in a dry dock so can be viewed for all angles but what made it... More 

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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved the section on women at sea. Loved the walk through the ship. Very enjoyable experience all round.

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Buddina, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm glad I visited because there are many interesting items to view at this museum but by world or even national standards this place is in need of a serious capital injection and upgrade. The museum is staffed by dedicated, helpful and knowledgeable volunteers who do their best with an obviously limited resource base. The key exhibits, including the Diamantina... More 

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