Interesting museum that included much more Australian naval history than I expected. Highlights include the "Ella's Pink Lady" which Jessica Watson sailed 'round the world when she was only 16 years old in 2009, the HMAS Diamantina frigate, the "Happy II", the Lightship "Carpentaria" and the Brisbane dry dock itself. Worth the $12 admission if you have interest in seafaring history. A large map shows the locations of known shipwrecks since the 1840's. Gift shop sells random nautical maps of various ages from $5 up. Entrance fee includes an audio headset with corresponding numbered signs throughout the museum for listening to explanations of most exhibits. You can climb through most of the Naval frigate on whose deck several WWII Japanese surrenders were made. Historical video plays continuously down in one of the ship's lower galleys. It explains Australia's naval contributions to WWI and more. The city's free ferry (the red City Hopper boats) delivers you very close to the museum at the Maritime Museum's like named ferry stop, located between Kangaroo Point and South Bank.
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