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Fort Queenscliff Museum

King Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3325, Australia
(03) 5258 1488
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As featured in Daytrips from Melbourne
Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Queenscliff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Took a quick day trip to Queenscliff and found out about the Fort from a nice lady at the visitors centre. $12 for the tour is a little steep but they probably don't get many visitors so that would account for the price. Interesting tour around the grounds and our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the fort.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had a lovely tour of the beautiful grounds of the fort. Our guide was most knowledgeable. The 1.5 hr tour was worth the $12 pp entrance fee. Might be a bit dear for families or couples. We had about 15 people in our group which was a good size. The pace of the tour was good.

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Liz F, Manager at Fort Queenscliff Museum, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you for your response today. Yes Fort Queenscliff, Victoria's Premier Coastal Fortress is an amazing place to visit. I am pleased your group enjoyed your tour. You mentioned in your response about the cost to visit the Fort family, 2 adults 3 children $25.00, concession is $6.00, Adult $12 children $6. We have special rates for groups... More

Geelong, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Russians didn't end up invading as expected! Learn reason for the rare black lighthouse. Dress up in old military uniforms in the tunnels. Check out the small museum. Then go enjoy your freedom!

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

There is a charge to go in and there is a very good guide to show you around. The place is still a working place and it is very interesting. Little ones get a bit bored with the long explainations of all things but over all they liked it. Very good view over the bay and was good to hear... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Another wortghwile experience for visitors to Queenscliff is the Fort. Originally built in the mid 19th century to fire down on any enemies trying to take Melbourne (or Australia) by storm, it has continued its military use up to now. Though it's unlikely to be much direct use in today's warfare. So the buildings date from the mid 19th century... More

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Liz F, Manager at Fort Queenscliff Museum, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you for your kind words. Yes Fort Queenscliff, Victoria's Premier Coastal Fortress is an amazing place to visit. Our tour guides are very passionate, they love their history and love to impart this on their tours. Thank you for visiting and experiencing a wonderful piece of history in Queenscliff. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I have visited many military museums and been addressed by many passionate and enthusiastic tour guides but none takes the cake more than the tour guides at Fort Queenscliff. The guide I had on the 3pm tour on Saturday 11 January 2014 certainly knows "her stuff" and by "stuff" I mean the history of the Fort and Museum, the goings-on... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed in Queenscliff over Xmas 13 and thought we'd visit the fort. The visit was interesting and thought provoking look at the history of Port Phillip Bay, the Heads and our early military history and definitely worth the effort if you're in Queenscliff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

A fascinating place to visit.A very interesting commentary by the passionate volunteer who took us around the fort.Well worth a visit when in Queenscliff

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were lucky enough to be the only two people viewing the fort on our visit and enjoyed the very personal attention of our truly wonderful and dedicated guide. She happily showed us around the entire fort, even though she was carrying a significant injury to her leg that made climbing up and down the many stairs into the magazines... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Having a family history in Queenscliff, we found this tour extremely informative and interesting. Try to get down there for Remembrance Day or Anzac Day for the dawn services. To watch the sunrise after these moving ceremonies is really special.

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