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We saw this historic ship on the Bay and it is special and magnificent, worth a look and some... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
Thomas V
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A really wonderful experience that was educational, informative and the wonderful volunteers are... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
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Gem Pier | Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

We saw this historic ship on the Bay and it is special and magnificent, worth a look and some photos. Historic.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 21, 2019

A really wonderful experience that was educational, informative and the wonderful volunteers are brilliant! It is fantastic to see and learn about our history, very important for the future generations and such a beautiful part of the world to spend some time with fantastic views...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MiMiDunn1
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is a 1942 war ship that was actually built in Williamstown and the last remaining one of it's kind. It is $8 to enter (cheaper for familys). You can do a self guided tour but if you are in the engine room with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colin K
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Catslemaine was one of sixty Minesweepers (also called Corvette's) built in WW2. She came into service in 1942 and ended service in 1945.It is now a museum moored at Gem Pier Willaimstown. Worth a look if you are interested in naval history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed February 4, 2019

It is nice to see the restoration and maintenance of part of Australia's naval history from the Second World War. Still afloat alongside the Gem Pier in Williamstown it is looked after by a group of dedicated volunteers. Great to show everyone how life on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed every aspect of this tour of Australian history. The volunteers who oversee and provide access to this piece of Australian history. The artefacts displayed on the tour are impressive as is how well the HMAS Castlemaine has been preserved and maintained. The cost...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed December 3, 2018

HMAS Castlemaine had a meritorious career during World War II (WWII) as a ship of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This corvette was built in the Williamstown Naval Dockyards in the early 1940s and saw action in the Pacific. HMAS Castlemaine is the only WWII...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

The real deal great for older primary aged chn on easy to find and parking sometimes a little tricky. Very informative. Great eating areas closeby too and facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MerilynStephan
Reviewed October 3, 2018

At only $8 for entry, this attraction is great value. The volunteers are friendly, helpful and very informative. Their passion for this historic ship from the war was evidence that as they shared many stories from the service carried out by the officers and crew....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank langs4d
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Worth visiting with your little one(s) or if you are history buff. Well preserved and presented, knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michal R
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