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HMAS Castlemaine

Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9397-2363
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Ranked #129 of 207 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 27, 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a couple of hours to kill and I love ships and museums, it's only $6.00 an adult so very good value for money, so we went on and had a look, it's a small ship so it does not take a long time to walk around, lots of Intresting documents and artefacts and great to get up close with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Our group ranged from 5 to 75 and all enjoyed their time on board. Lots to explore and experience; history brought alive and the starting point for lots of conversations with my children. Where you take them is up to you! We popped on board and stayed much, much longer than anticipated and enjoyed every minute of our extended stay!... More

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Victoria
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is a wonderfully informative piece of history and relevant to our modern times of course, great for the kids and big kids alike.

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Proserpine
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59 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The ship is only open for tours on weekends but it is worth a visit. The "crew" (volunteers) were excellent answering all the questions our 7 and 9 year olds could throw at them. The ship is an integral part of our national naval and Maritime history. The kids had a fun time moving the guns around and exploring the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We really found this very interesting, the guys who showed us about where all very knowledgeable and we came away haning learnt alot of its history. Thanks!

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

A comfortable ~ 1 hour cruise from Melbourne CBD led us to the Gem Pier and the Museum was just next to the boarding area. Staff were very friendly and many stuff were touchable, making the kids very excited. The most unexpected was the possible operation of the 4-inch gun with rotation and angle adjustment :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Exploring the Castlemaine is great fun but what makes this attraction great are the many volunteers who are very happy to tell the stories relating to this ship and lots more too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Great fun for my two younger children to poke around an authentic naval ship. Wonderful to explore from the depths of the engineering areas, to the captains cabin

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Every nice girl likes a sailor! tghis is worth visiting an seeing how the navy lived and survived. it is exciting and fun wandering around, smell the enironment and sea! Definitely worth a visit.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

HMAS Castlemaine is a relic and monument is good condition, moored at Gem Peir in historic Williamston, just a few kilometres from the city. Withe the backdrop of the Melbourne skyline at its back and carefully maintained facade of mid 1800's buildings on the other, the Castemaine is instructional and a reminder of fragility of our fighting ships from the... More

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