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Address: Lee Wharf, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Small but very interesting.

My wife and I visited the Museum by accident and were not disappointed. The people at the desk, and I would say they were volunteers, were most helpful, particularly Roger, who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
MJ T
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Museum by accident and were not disappointed. The people at the desk, and I would say they were volunteers, were most helpful, particularly Roger, who was very friendly,knowledgeable and very informative. What a great history of shipping in and around Newcastle. The exhibits were interesting and well displayed. We didn't realise so much happened... More 

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California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Many interesting bits, but mostly about ship wrecks and drownings. Needs more work to bring it together into a coherent experience.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good place for those who want to see some nice maritime artifacts. Place worth a visit. And, also comes a very nominal entry fee.

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Pokolbin, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Located right on waterfront at Newcastle Harbour. Various themed displays relating to history of maritime activities in and around the Port of Newcastle and includes detailed accounts of many rescues. Visitor info centre is co-housed and close proximity to delightful eating & waterfront strolling.

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Ipswich, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well laid out with good exhibits but as previously mentioned, time we were racing against the clock to see everything so we wouldn't get a parking fine!

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Corlette, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Perhaps the best thing were the attendants who encouraged our grandsons to see and do everything. The level of care and attention that they offered was exceptional. Can't speak highly enough of the place. PS. There was plenty to keep us oldies interested and occupied as well.

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Rhode Island
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we enjoyed a very nice walk along the water leading to the Maritime Center. The facilities were clean and well maintained and the people we met along the way were warm and friendly. Certainly not a destination point but worth a visit if you are in the area ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and did not allow ourselves enough time to fully appreciate the history and understanding of Newcastle Harbour as shown in the centre. The staff were a wealth of information and passionate about sharing it with us. Recommend highly a visit to the centre

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I actually worked as a volunteer at the Maritime Centre for a few years, and was personally responsible for the video clips shown in the theatrette there as well as being a visitor's guide. Newcastle has a rich maritime history, once regarded as one of the most dangerous ports in the British Commonwealth with over 200 shipwrecks recorded, many on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We enjoyed the maritime museum it gave us a full history of newcastles shipping past and how treacherous the waters were in the past. It's $10 per adult to visit and well worth the money. It's on the wharf and it also has a tourist information section as well.

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