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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
+61 1800 556 111
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At Flagstaff Hill you don’t just learn about history – you experience it in Flagstaff Hill’s Living Museum and Spectacular Sound and Light Show Flagstaff Hill celebrates the Shipwreck Coast’s maritime history with the: - Maritime Museum which displays scores of shipwreck artefacts including the famous Loch Ard Peacock valued at over $4 million and was an unlikely survivor of the famous tragedy. - Recreated Maritime Village featuring 40 buildings containing rare original objects all with a story to tell and enriched with volunteers in character, plus NEW interactive digital upgrades. - Nightly Sound and Light Show Experience telling tales of the Shipwreck Coast’s history with a guided tour through the village, state-of-the-art sound and light effects and the impressive nine-metre high water wall. In 2014 the Victorian State Government pledged $2.95 million to upgrade of Flagstaff Hill to make it more accessible, efficient and appealing to visitors. The Village closed to the public for major redevelopments on May the 1st 2017 and is set to reopen Friday the 16th of June. NEW UPGRADES visitors can expect to enjoy in the Flagstaff Hill Living Museum for the first time: - A state-of-the-art orientation theatre to welcome visitors - A facade upgrade which includes an improved entrance ramp - More welcoming arrival with the consolidation of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum reception, gift shop and the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre - Improved accessibility for elderly and disable visitors - Interactive digital installations including a virtual blacksmith, interactive clock in the Instrument Shop and interactive panel in the Examiner newspaper office. - A new projection screen in the Wharf Theatre - The Shipwrecked Sound and Light Show Experience which tells the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck has been upgraded. With engaging story telling, fresh new imagery, dazzling lighting and sound effects through out the village - it’s sure to impress. - The introduction of Harpooned the brand new Sound and Light Show Experience telling the tale of Warrnambool’s whaling history. - A more activated village with costumed characters bringing to life a coastal village of the 1870s
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89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Warrnambool. Fantastic reinactment of shipwreck , night laser show , incredible detail in the village fantastic gift shop. Highly recommend a visit

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Felt like we’re back in time with the beautiful old buildings and town layout accompanied by some fantastic Irish tunes! They threw a few good covers in also. It’s a pity it’s on one night of the week! Beer was cheap - $5 a can...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

The museum is wonderful. A trip back in time to a Warrnambool of the early 1800s. One can spend hours exploring the many buildings. The light and sound show in the evening is spectacular and we'll worth the expense. It is an upgraded version of...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Warrnambool Council is sitting on a gold mine and are doing nothing about it. The most alive thing in this place was the barking dog. The staff at the front where terrific and very friendly but then it went downhill from there. I think we...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Informative and a must do to get a sense of placed and activities in Warrnambool and surrounding areas. Excellent helpful staff

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

My kids and I had a great time on multiple nice playgrounds, nice walking paths, close to beach and several kiosks to get a snack. A great place for families to enjoy the day.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Very interesting place. Plenty to see. Has a tea room with refreshments. I loved all the old building and furnishings. Plenty of parking.

Thank Doreen V
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Great activity for the younger kids for a couple of hours. Friendly staff and easy to get around. Price is okay, a little high with a large family especially when you can't spend the entire day there. Although, 3-4 hours of good fun.

Thank Trent S
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

We came to Flagstaff Hill on the morning of New Years Day. We really enjoyed the beginning of our exploration, even if it was raining. There really are some amazing pieces of history on display here! What was disappointing was 1. The rubbish left behind...More

Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Having a break in Warrnambool staying in the Quest apartments not far from Flagstaff Hill. Decided to give Flagstaff Hill a visit. What a wonderful tribute to those that made their way to Australia via the wild seas. The hardships, conditions and dangers faced where...More

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adorabelles2017
August 5, 2017|
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Response from guyd673 | Reviewed this property |
There are two separate shows, both after dark
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Geoffrey H
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Brenton-Jolly | Reviewed this property |
No not sure they would be allowed
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nevisthebear
January 6, 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Hello Yes the tours are very popular and booked out until early Feb. We don't do them ever day. If you email fshreception@warrnambool.vic.gov.au they will be able to update you on the location of the dogs on the dates you... More
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