Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Maritime Museum of Tasmania
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Explore Tasmania's rich maritime heritage in this unique collection of ship models, shipwreck artefacts, paintings and photographs. Browse our nautical themed gift shop and maritime bookshop. The Maritime Museum is Tasmania's largest museum devoted totally to Tasmania's connection with our seafaring past. It is a non-for-profit volunteer-led museum that has been operating for nearly 50 years.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Daydream49059656379
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
If your interested in maritime history it’s well worth a visit. It a small museum so an hour - hour and a half is probably enough. The displays are well set out, staff and very friendly and they have a great selection of books on maritime history.
Written March 18, 2022
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Barbara A
Washington DC, DC123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Because the weather was awful - cold and rainy - we looked for something to do inside and stumbled onto this sweet little museum. When we left, I told the volunteer at the desk how very much we enjoyed it, and she said, "It's an old-fashioned museum, the way they used to make them." And she was right. But it is a treasure trove for people wanting to learn about the history of the founding and maritime industries of Tasmania. No fancy displays, just a nicely curated 2 floors with three exhibit rooms each. It really is worth a few hours!
Written November 1, 2022
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Daydream44832470856
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
An interesting small museum that delves into Hobart's rich maritime history. For all of you with father's who love their boats make sure you tell him to visit this museum if he is ever in Hobart! I know my Dad would have loved this museum.
Written October 18, 2023
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,016 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum was a cracker. It’s run by volunteers with a great sense of humour and a deep knowledge of their subject. With a very moderate entry fee, the value is outstanding. There are two floors of exhibits. The second floor included part of the stern and keel of the Petrel, a schooner under the command of George Harrison, which sank in 1886 and whose remains were found on Hope Beach on Bruny Island, after a storm. It sparked excitement as it was first thought this was the Hope, which gave the beach its nomenclature. The Hope was shipwrecked sixty years early, supposedly with government wages on board.
It was not to be. I guess all things must pass.

There was also a recreated ward room of a skipper in the Australian Navy - very detailed and a clever use of video footage projected in portholes as though you were looking out on the scene at sea.

Back down on the first floor, an exhibition of writing about the sea included letters from captains and passengers involved in notable events at sea. This was engaging but needed transcripts typed beside originals to make reading easier.

There was a wheelhouse from a vessel and a working light from a lighthouse. In an adjoining room, a display of photos about pets at sea was excellent. One particular photo, of an infant sitting beside a dog on a companionway hat was very cute.
Written March 27, 2023
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Michael P
Saint-Cergue, Switzerland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A nice little museum in the city. The staff was super friendly and they have made effort to add a few activities and things to look out for with the kids. They were really welcoming to the kids as well.

I went here with my father and my 3 year old. Both had a good time interacting with the exhibits.

It is a little small as I though that Hobart and Tasmania would have more of a maritime history to show but what was there was good.
It is actually a perfect size for young children as they wont get bored.
Written March 9, 2022
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sonic434343
Blockley, UK296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Absolutely brilliant museum, my wife & friends visited the art museum next door, so I came here. Very very very very very good exhibition, start at the top and you go on a journey through the history of maritime in Tasmania. Some very unique exhibits here and very well laid out. The final area is just brilliant, the video about the current South arctic ships etc is just brilliant. Friendly staff and great museum give yourself 2 hours at least
Written January 26, 2023
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OZtraveller222
Perth, Australia516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Only the ground floor was open to the public. $10 entry. If you are interested in maritime history and items, the displays and gift shop are very interesting. Located near the Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum building. Easy walking distance from Salamanca, Constitution Dock and the city.
Written November 25, 2021
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Fiona H
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Visited this week and was warmly welcomed by two of the volunteer workers. Several rooms to explore over two floors in a lovely old building. Some great artefacts to see, model boats, lots of information to read, cute knitted critters and Lego people hidden around for the kids to find. Worth the small entry fee.
Written September 23, 2022
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Peter M
Werribee, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great place to take time out and history in. Very well run and friendly helpful staff. I’m am personally are real historical buff but you don’t have do be to enjoyable trip down memory lane
Written February 9, 2020
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Gai H
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Do not miss this incredible small museum. Even if you aren't a major boat enthusiast you will still thoroughly enjoy this. The displays are detailed, well put together and very engaging. Enjoy!
Written February 10, 2023
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