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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 #16 of 30 attractions in Townsville
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- May 4, 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Well organised. the reception person was very knowledgeable and able to answer my questions. more personable than the big museums. good value for money.

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This was not only more interesting than the other 'big' museum in town, but has more heart & honesty. Some wonderful treasures here. Well done volunteers, who give their time and their knowledge to ensure Townsville's maritime history comes alive.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

great spot very informative loved all the exhibits and also visited longreach, charlaville out back australia great places

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A very well organised museum. You cannot help but take in the local history and that from WWII. A must for anyone with an interest in maritime history or WWII or the development of the shipping industry

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Townsville, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

numerous displays of the maritime history of Australia and around Townsville. High quality standard taken when developing artifacts.

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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A well put together little museum. Well worth a look if your in town. Only $6 entry for adults. Very interesting facts and memoribillia from the Yongala.

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