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HMAS Castlemaine

Address: Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 9397-2363
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Ranked #95 of 175 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
65 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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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Hong Kong
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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