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Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Address: 1 Weeroona Parade, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 5258 3440
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Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Queenscliff
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Hobart, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

By chance we visited the Maritime Museum and were really surprised and delighted with the quality and the vastness of the displays. Very well presented and some good interactive displays.

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Goulburn, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This museum is wonderful. The rich maritime history of this area is fascinating. Kept myself and my partner reading, exploring & learning for several hours. The staff were very helpful and more than happy to discuss the exhibits. Entry fee is very reasonable $7p/p

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Burnie, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Very helpful staff (Sue) and a very tidy museum. Large artefact collection from local wrecks, very informative display on the Port Pilots. Well preserved lifeboat. Very interesting and informative on the Heads history

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As soon as we walked in a woman behind the counter approached us (I wish I had of grabbed her name). She was so friendly and really engaging with my kids. Because we were the only people there so took us on a guided tour. She was really knowledgable and elaborated on finer points to us while still knowing what... More 

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Geelong, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Was a good day out but not overly exciting for older kids. Maybe some attractions during the school holidays to get the kids more interested would be good. Still enjoyed our day there but not going back in a hurry.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Its been there for years, and I've never visited the [place, despite my yachting interest and activities. But if you have an hour or two with nothing to do in Queenscliff, the Maritime Museum is definitely worth a visit. It's located adjoining the Queenscliff (Sometimes spelt Queenscliffe)harbour and ferry terminal. Inside there are various displays illustrating the history of the... More 

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155 reviews 155 reviews
62 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We spent a good hour or so checking out the great exhibits in what is in fact a relatively small exhibition area. Irrespective there is a lot to see and learn, what's more, if yo don't mind getting your hands wet a centrally positioned open display containing all sorts of things from live crabs to starfish and a whole lot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We happily browsed here for an hour or so, enjoying learning about the history of the area. The channel display was an eye opener - who knew that the Yarra ran all the way out to sea all those many years ago! Seeing the maps and models really brought the whole area to life for us. The tiny fisherman's cottage... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I took a group of men here for a few hours and we were all kept interested by the vast collection of maritime equipment, relics, and models. There is also a very interesting movie reel playing regarding the pilot service. They have some interesting examples of the evolution of scuba and navigational equipment.

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The museum documents the history of the busy Queenscliff maritime area from the ship wrecks, the fishing industry, the old paddle steamer tourist boats and the pilot service for Port Phillip. Well worth a visit to this volunteer run museum.

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