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Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Life and work as it was lived in Fisherman's Flat

Great place for a quiet wander among the weather-worn exhibits of life and work as it was for the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Something for everyone

The building doesn't look much from the street, but step inside and you'll be amazed at the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
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Discover the fascinating maritime heritage of Queenscliffe with a visit to this regional maritime museum, perched near the entrance to Port Phillip and its notorious 'Rip'. From the arrival of the early sailing ships more than 200 years ago, this...more
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2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 3440
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

Great place for a quiet wander among the weather-worn exhibits of life and work as it was for the local fishermen and their families. Ask at the desk to see the video of the Port Phillip Pilots, as they transition from the old pilot vessels...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

The building doesn't look much from the street, but step inside and you'll be amazed at the maritime history on display here. Some really well presented displays; everything from static displays, videos, exterior and interior . . . there's really something to keep everyone interested...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

My grandchildren aged from 16 to 3 visited. The older ones thought it was going to be BORING and were not looking forward to the visit. Instead they loved it. The staff were very good.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lyndenm2017
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

A nice place to see, lots of history to see & learn. An elderly guide was winderful giving her own personal stories in the navy & also stories of her dad serving in the British navy

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pearl S G
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a summer afternoon and was greeted by very friendly staff at the counter - later found out they are all volunteers. The museum itself contains some amazing artefacts from historic vessels. A giant 100-year old lifeboat which was used to save crew who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

A well laid out museum full of interesting facts for those who want to see the maritime history of Queenscliff and surrounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Very interesting Museum providing a history of the ships coming into Port Phillip Bay. The models of the boats particularly in the bottles were very good. The shed that has paintings of the ships that entered the Bay during the 1900's was excellent. Artifacts from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

With adult $8, concession$7 we found this very informative educational and enjoyable. Had more interesting info than we hoped. Make sure you check each exhibit including outside, beautiful artwork painted over decades

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Large range of maritime memorabilia and history. See the lifeboats and trace the nautical history of Queenscliff and Pt Phillip Bay. Inside and outside display areas. Be amazed at size of fishermans hut. See lighthouse displays. Be flabbergasted at the number of shipwrecks on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We spend an absorbing hour or so, browsing through the museum and amazed at the courage and fortitude of the mariners who began and carried on the work of the life boats and pilots. The video, which explains the history and importance to Queenscliff of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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