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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 #14 of 30 Attractions in Townsville
Type: Specialty Museums
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- Aug 30, 2014
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Sydney
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 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
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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Narrabundah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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