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Address: Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 9397-2363
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For History buffs !!

Great work have gone into to retrofitting this old Naval vessel. And i believe its done mostly by volunteers (there is a small entry fee but for the upkeep they do, its a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Hari K
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great work have gone into to retrofitting this old Naval vessel. And i believe its done mostly by volunteers (there is a small entry fee but for the upkeep they do, its a very small price to pay). Enjoyed strolling on the decks and seeing & knowing how Sailors lived and survived during Second World war time (the Engineer's and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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167 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The HMAS Castlemaine is stationed connected to Gem Pier in Williamstown. There is a small charge to board and look around the museum, relic, quarters, machinery and artillery. The day we went there was also an army vehicle display on the pier with old army jeeps, transport trucks and motorcycles. A novel visit for the historian, interested observers and kids... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stumbled upon this corvette, and one of the volunteers let us in 15 mins before closing time for free. He gave us a quick tour of the ship and the small museum inside, except the boiler room, and we left 30 mins after closing time.

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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was only $6. and what a great time we all had. Small ship but they have done a wonderful job with the displays and artifacts. The staff was wonderful and very helpful.

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Kaeng Khoi, Thailand
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29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was so impressed with the quality of this museum ship, which really should be regarded as a National treasure. You are able to access most of the ship, which gives an insight into life on a Corvette in the Second World War Pacific theatre. The volunteer crew were all helpful and very enthusiastic. I thought the $6 admission for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
100 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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