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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 #9 of 16 Attractions in Queenscliff
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Burnie, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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1,150 helpful votes 1,150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Queenscliff is one of my favourite towns in Australia and have been here many times. It's close enough to Melbourne and also good to catch the ferry in either direction to or from Portsea. As such it has a prime bayside location and has an enormous history with the old wealth from Melbourne and the western graziers. So it is... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is a small but informative museum for those interested in maritime history. The collection and artefacts are well interpretated, with plenty of photos. Lifeboat and fishing exhibits both inside and outside are displayed in a way that allow the visitor room to take it all in. The museum has a primary focus on the local region which includes the... More 

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