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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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January 2015 visit to Maritime Museum Tasmania

My husband and I were very impressed with the extent of the information of the history of the whaling in Tassie. Their was a video to sit and watch which showed how dangerous it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I were very impressed with the extent of the information of the history of the whaling in Tassie. Their was a video to sit and watch which showed how dangerous it was for the men, and we couldn't believe how they went out in those small boats in the early days. There is also information about when... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very well set out and informative. Excellent displays and maritime stories ...most interesting. Helpful staff.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This maritime museum is not imposing at all on the outside, but on the inside there is much to see. There are many models of ships from several countries, photos, books and exhibits. What I enjoyed the most was chatting to the team members that help with the admin. There are some interesting people there.

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

Great model ships for ship lovers. Follow styles and purposes of ships from 1600s through to present day. Worth a visit.

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Kirribilli, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was not on my list but it was hot and crowded from a cruise ship visit day in Hobart, and the normal museum was closed on Monday. So we popped in here and I am pleased we did. For the friendly greetings of the volunteers and also the comprehensive view of the multiple streams of Tasmanias maritime history (penal,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Small museum packed with interesting displays of local maritime history including commercial aspects such as whale hunting. Lots of models of ships, yachts and boats plus a gift and book shop but very few interactive displays. Housed in a nice building alongside the waterfront area.

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 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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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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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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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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