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Maritime Museum of Townsville

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Address: 42 - 68 Palmer Street | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4721 5251
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Seafarers dream!

A must see! Yet again the service has made the big difference here, although only a small museum it has a vast range of our maritime history. The guides were more then happy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must see! Yet again the service has made the big difference here, although only a small museum it has a vast range of our maritime history. The guides were more then happy to share all the knowledge and own experience, those little touches get a huge thumbs up in my book.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

they change part of there display every 3 to six mths great for kids to learn about the ship and oceans

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A very helpful volunteer guide, explained all about the museum. If you are interested in Navy history this is for you.

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North Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Classical little Maritime museum in Townsville not far from the City Centre. Great exhibits from the old ship wrecks of the Pandora and other boats. Different selections of light house glasses, WW2 Naval models. Interesting place if you are interested in boats and history of ship wrecks that happened off the coast of Townsville.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Small, but very impressive and well presented! Conveniently located off Palmer Street the Maritime Museum is an ideal educational destination for young and old. Well worth the time and minor expense!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband, ex-Navy, said this was a "must see" and it was most enjoyable, with many old photos, beautiful model ships and a history of the Battle of the Coral Sea

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you're a nautical buff or like military history, take a walk up Palmer Street and stroll through this great little museum.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very educational and interesting. A wide variety of artefacts to be seen. The coral displays are extraordinary and very beautiful.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum is small but packed with interesting displays that cover the maritime history of the local Townsville region. I especially enjoyed the stories of women who lived through wartime events in Townsville.

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Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Spent quite some time at this museum. Reading the maritime history of the area is fascinating. The displays are well set up, I enjoyed the war time information. The volunteer guide was very pleasant.

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