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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Address: Corner Davey & Argyle Streets | Carnegie Building, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6234 1427
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$134*
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Tasmania Sightseeing Pass: See Tasmania Card
88%
Ranked #24 of 110 things to do in Hobart
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum documents the maritime history of Tasmania, in several rooms of densely packed displays with some interesting artifacts. The displays are text-heavy, and there is not much to interact with. Kids would not last long in here. 9 bucks admission, so only go if you are truly interested in this aspect of Tasmania's history.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this museum as we passed it by chance and thought it looked interesting, and we're so glad we did! The museum gives a comprehensive history of the early settlers, ships and shipwrecks right through to the trade and shipping history in the 1950's and 60's and beyond. There are pictures and photos of many of the ships and... More 

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nambucca heads
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I loved this museum. What I liked most about it was the enthusiasm of the guys who were staffing the place. They were able to answer some questions I had about early sailing ships, and give me some very interesting details and pamphlets which helped my research. Full of model ships, and all things maritime, it was a feast for... More 

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Kos Town, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very friendly, helpful volunteers - offered great advice of what to do and where to go. They also offered discounts to other attractions!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

One of the staff chatted to me for ages and I believe this really made the visit great. I loved the displays and the connection to the local life. If you are interested in maritime history and its connection to local history this is a must visit

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lots of great historical items, laid out in chronological order. Friendly staff. Nice little museum!

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not much to see very little on offer. Typical souvenir shop nothing special to buy. $9.00 entrance fee won't justify the entry price for what was on offer. Old Vedic footage audio breaking up, pictures poor quality the whole place could be viewed in less than 15 minutes. Up stairs is closed

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

for a non maritime person like me i found it very interesting to learn about the sailing ships that came to early Tasmania.

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

An inexpensive museum run by volunteers. Good exhibits from convict times to the present. Big bell for the kids to ring. Toilets on site

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This museum is a treasure, as are the volunteers who run it. We spent ages here, there is lots of information, it is well set out and very user friendly.

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