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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Corner Davey & Argyle Streets | Carnegie Building, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
(03) 6234 1427
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Ranked #21 of 69 attractions in Hobart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After "buying" a ticket and inspecting this small museum for over an hour ( great museum!) On exiting I asked if I could return the next day to finish looking.... I was told I would need to pay! I asked "what again?" Reply " no you didn't buy a ticket when you arrived!" I said " yes I did &... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Small and intimate museum in the middle of Hobart. The museum explores the rich and plentiful maritime history of Tasmania. Run by volunteers who are always ready to provide answers to any questions you may have. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable hour or so here while my wife was shopping. So much history and informative displays. very enjoyable and well set out. if you like maritime history you will enjoy your visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This Maritime Museum is quite well curated, with good, professional interpretation, and excellent, clean visuals. The story boards pass the readability test (best I've seen in a while, and I haunt these places) and the layout suits a good 1.5 hour run through. It's volunteer-run, and is authoritative and passionate about the topic, as you'd expect, although there is an... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The history of Hobart is bound to the sea and nowhere is it better explained than the Maritime Museum. Excellent displays recalling the very early days right up to the present with many actual relics of a bygone era. Housed in an historical building it was a cosy welcoming place on a cold damp day.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A small space packed with interesting stories and artefacts of Tasmania's maritime history. We enjoyed the beautifully crafted model ships.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

One of the reviews here said that if you visited maritime museums in one of the big mainland cities, you are going to be probably disappointed with this one. Well I haven't seen the others so can't judge on that, although Maritime Museum of Tasmania is small and consist of 2 or 3 rooms only, we found it quite interesting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very disappointed considering the actual Hobart Museum is next door & free we were very disappointed to have to pay for entrance to this sad, dusty & rather boring collection. It would be more interesting if the volunteers actually stood up & showed you around & introduced some of the collection to bring it to life instead of sitting in... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Well set out professional displays backed up with factual information about the displays. Well worth a visit even if you are not nautically minded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

It might look small but there is an awful lot crammed into the ground floor. The staff are helpful and there are interesting items for sale. Only surprising omission for a Tasmanian museum is the absence of recognition for the WW2 cruiser HMAS Hobart. Would like to visit again.

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