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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Please go it’s worth it

Was lucky to draw this one over the Jazz weekend. The venue is intimate and the food is fantastic... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2019
haideewarrren
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Devonport, Australia
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A Welcome surprise

I’m not sure what I was expecting but it was much better than I thought. A good place to relax and... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2019
Elviemay
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Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday Adult $10 Child $5 Concession/Student $8 Family (of 5) $25 $2 to Take the Helm The Bass Strait Maritime Centre, located in Joshua Slocum Park, is a significant landmark near Devonport's river foreshore. Objects...more
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6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Was lucky to draw this one over the Jazz weekend. The venue is intimate and the food is fantastic. Coffee tasted like it should not bitter and the carrot cake had a double layer of cream cheese icing....yum. Funny the plates are really nice they...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank haideewarrren
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you for your review, Haidee! We're so glad you enjoyed the Jazz weekend and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

I’m not sure what I was expecting but it was much better than I thought. A good place to relax and take time to read all the interesting history and interpretation. Well done Devonport!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Elviemay
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Hi Elviemay, Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back for our new temporary exhibition at the end of July.

Reviewed May 8, 2019

You don't have to be a boatie to enjoy this place. As a senior female I really enjoyed reading about the history available in the Centre. After a long browse through the Maritime Centre we enjoyed a lovely freshly cooked lunch at very reasonable prices....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! The Pearl Oyster Bar and Cafe has been a wonderful addition to the Centre. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed April 18, 2019

What a true asset for Devonport and greater Tasmania. The displays and information around the museum are well presented and interesting. The 'Crew' were a great, friendly and had an obvious pride in what they did. The standout was the SS Woniora simulator. My son...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We agree: the volunteers are absolutely wonderful here.

Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

While waiting for the boat to go home after our wonderful Tassie Holiday, we spent some time in Devonport. We went to the Maritime Centre which was very informative with extremely good exhibits. There is loads of information to read and helpful staff. There is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Deb S
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Deb. We hope the trip across those treacherous waters was smooth sailing!

Reviewed March 24, 2019

This maritime museum is only 9 months old in its present location, an excellent modern addition to the graceful harboutmasters residence. It is well laid out. All the exhibits have well told stories. There is stuff here for kids (including me!) as well as adults....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

Hi Ben, Thanks so much for your review! I have been here for 9 months but the new extension to the museum was put up in 2013. We love both sides of the building and I am learning so much about Devonport's local history and...More

Reviewed March 21, 2019

I had not known what to expect, but after spending time in this Museum I felt I had gained some real insight into the early history of Devonport, the harbour and the Mersey River. Sadly I did not allow sufficient time to personally participate in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a good time with us and I hope that your scarf brings you much joy into the future. Hopefully, we'll see you again next time you are in Tasmania for your...More

Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Great place to take the kids. Very informative and enjoyable. Try the great cafe after your maritime experience..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laureensteers
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Our new cafe operators will be opening up again in May and we look forward to their snazzy new menu.

Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. The simulator is a lot of fun and definitely worth the $2. Lots to see and read and very reasonably priced. A family entry is only $25 and has interactive stations for kids and big kids. Will be Back

Date of experience: March 2019
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Thank you so much for you review, Lauren! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. There are lots of old maritime related artefacts and photos on display along with numerous models of boats/ships. There is a good ships simulator in the museum which was fun watching people trying their best to steer the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again.

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