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Maritime Museum of Townsville

42 - 68 Palmer Street | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
07 4721 5251
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Townsville
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Ipswich, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Unfortunately were were unable to go inside the museum as we arrived too late and it had closed but the volunteer who was onsite showed us some exhibits outside and we took some great photos of these exhibits. The original light house used on the point many years ago was on display within the grounds of the museum and also... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Been to the Maritime Museum several times of the past years & always learnt something new. It is well done and clean & tidy and all this done by volunteers. Many locals are missing out by not going here, great day for kids to wander through and ask you heaps of questions and nearly all the answers are right there... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My hubby dragged me along to see this, and I was amazed at how well done and nicely presented this was. We have learnt a lot of the ozzy history, and the time and effort which has been put into this is really appreciated by many I expect.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A nice little museum on the southbank, a nice way to take in a bit of the local history mainly centered around WWII. A good way to spend a couple of hours enjoying some of the local maritime, WW2 and the shipping industry history in and around around Townsville.

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Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had limited expectations of the place and was very pleasantly surprised. Particularly enjoyed the first hand accounts from people who lived in Townsville during WWII and the information on the SS Yongala. the video of the Yongala is very good, but a bit funny as it is so dated. some of the diplay labels need some editing. spoteed some... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This place has the potential for greatness but misses out because it is not clean and tidy and lacks any WOW factor. The entry cost of $26.50 per adult is very high for what is there. I do not recommend it as a good example of a barrier reef display

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