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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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Address: Corner Davey & Argyle Streets | Carnegie Building, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6234 1427
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Tasmania's Largest Maritime Collection

For a minimal entry fee you can immerse yourself in the variety of artefacts, models, replicas and interpretive boards that are contained within this museum. It contains many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Terrigal, Australia
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Terrigal, Australia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

For a minimal entry fee you can immerse yourself in the variety of artefacts, models, replicas and interpretive boards that are contained within this museum. It contains many fascinating stories from the past and the layout is easy to navigate. The highlight for me was the vessel that had been built during the days of the penal settlement at Port... More 

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Dingle, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This small museum opposite Constitution Dock where the Sydney-Hobart Race yachts birth is the best curated maritime museum in Australia after the biggies of Sydney and Perth.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Thoroughly recommend to anyone who likes ships and/or history. The work of the volunteers is obviously one of devotion. i love to visit the museum whenever I am in Hobart. I always leave wanting to come back and see it all again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A small volunteer-run museum in the original Carnegie public library next to the Hobart docks. Unlike in so many amateur volunteer museums, the exhibits are professionally mounted and explained and not crowded together to cram everything in. Good small gift shop. Volunteers on duty were welcoming and friendly and very knowledgeable. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The first thing to say about the Maritime museum is that the staff are fantastic. They immediately encouraged our 2 year old to get involved with the interactive displays and even gave us a few great suggestions for lunch. Unfortunately I didn't have time to read all the literature, but the stories, models and photos I did view were interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stumbled upon this place by accident. Gold coin donation and well worth it. They have a very cool collection, which includes some old whaling tools and whale bones (which did upset me, however whaling is a major part of Tasmanian History). They've got some wonderfully crafted Indigenous canoes and tools as well. Really pleased we found it. They've got... More 

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Kerang, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was a great place to spend an hour or so. We were made to feel welcome right from our arrival. The man taking the entry fee was apologetic about that charge, explaining that the Museum is staffed by volunteers and receives no Government funding. There are lots of interesting exhibits, including some videos playing on a continuous loop, so... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you have extra time in Hobart, it's worth a look to visit the Maritime Museum. From the outside, it looked like a fairly big museum but once inside, it was pretty small. I visited the museum on a Tuesday afternoon and I must have been the only one there besides the friendly staff members. There's some interesting pieces to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

You can tell that they are run with love and yet they surprise you by how interesting they are. I have zero interest in Maritime history but with a couple of hours to spare and because this was near my hotel I ventured in and wiled away an interest hour here. Its well set out with a logical sequence of... More 

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Tasmania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My family and i decided to go into this museum on a lazy sunday afternoon. Well, it was fantastic. Both visually with boats, photos, old anchors and any type of maritime hardware your could imagine. Short videos , things to touch, ring and read. Excellent for the whole family, low priced and expect to spend a good 2 hours +... More 

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