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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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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 5 days ago

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
Thank leow1278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank benmR8812MD
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Jan F
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Thank Lozzy T
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Well I've been missing out! Have you? Visited Devonport's Bass Strait Maritine Centre with the girls today and we ALL loved it! Fantastic displays, informative, historial, environmental, and the best fun was had in the ship simulator guiding the SS Waniora in and out of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Desthetravelnut
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you had a fun time! We hope to see you again soon. Our new temporary exhibition opens in late July 2019, so there's always something new to see!

Reviewed January 28, 2019

Visited many time in the past and enjoyed the experience. So back again after few years absence. The old harbour masters building has been extended to cater for more inter active exhibits. Knot tying, making paper hats etc etc not part of the museum outlook...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Hi Angus, Thank you so much for your review! Interactive exhibits definitely make the experience more enjoyable for school kids and families. The temporary exhibition programme will see changing themes in the new wing and our next exhibition will be historically focussed on the Torquay...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019

My wife and I quite enjoyed our visit to this Centre which has exhibits and 3D displays depicting the history of the infamous waters between mainland Australia and Tasmania known as the Bass Straits. There was an interesting display of nautical knots and a board...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jonahNJ
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Hi Jonah, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had a good time at the Centre and we hope to see you again.

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