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“Shipwrecked by night lightshow”

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
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$153.15*
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Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Warrnambool
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very interesting and interactive my husband and I enjoyed it
People of all ages would enjoy the tour and monologue. Staff are very informative and friendly

Thank matronbb
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mordi35, General Manager at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for your review and we are glad to here you enjoyed your visit with us.

We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your visit to Warrnambool.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Was unsure what to expect so a pleasant surprise. Knew the story of the Loch Ard in detail but still enjoyed it. We got in buy one, get 1 free so a great night for $26 for 2. Lighting great and ducks stole the show....

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mordi35, General Manager at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

It is clear that you attended the Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show and saw our village ducks that seem to enjoy swimming through the ragging storms that the show generates.

I hope you came back through the day also and we can welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Loved this place and you really need a few hours just to get around. Plenty of maritime history and even people dressed in period costumes going about their business. Wonderful experience. Have a good pair of walking shoes and put this on a must go list. How hard life would have been all those years ago.

Thank Brungford
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mordi35, General Manager at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

Glad you enjoyed our maritime village and museum areas. It can take some time to explore the whole site.

We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in Warrnambool.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Interesting take on the history of sail and how it shares this history with the city of Warrnambool.

Thank jimmy m
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mordi35, General Manager at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed you holiday.

I monitor these reviews and take great pride in the high level of guest satisfaction we continue to receive.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

A must see is the Loch Ard Peacock that was saved from a shipwreck. A great place for children to walk, explore & feed the ducks or pigs. Visit all the different displays like the Doctors house, jewelry store etc. Visit the port and board the ships. See where the sailors lived. Have a yummy Devonshire tea at Stella's Tearooms. Just spend the day there and enjoy

Thank LorraineJ164
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mordi35, General Manager at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2013

Thank you for your review. Its great to hear from locals as well as guests to the city.

Please come see us again soon.

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