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Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

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Address: 399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
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Very Interesting and excellent Value

Small in size but full of interesting artefacts that tell the story of the pilots and maritime history of low head. At $5 entry you would have to be mad not to visit.

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Beach F
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Small in size but full of interesting artefacts that tell the story of the pilots and maritime history of low head. At $5 entry you would have to be mad not to visit.

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Thank Beach F
Mackay, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An informative and interesting look at the maritime history of the region. Some hands-on displays for kids to interact with, especially the Morse Code machine. Loads of interesting facts and details, especially about Hebe Reef & its shipwrecks. Entry was pretty cheap compared to most attractions & the volunteer who greeted us was very knowledgable about the Tamar River &... More 

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Thank Ronnie V
Low Head, Australia
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a fabulous museum and the marina still houses the pilot boat used to bring in and take out the big cargo ships as of yesteryear. There is a small cafe which serves light meals and refreshments at a reasonable price. The museum is a combination of pilotage history and that of Bass and Flinders. It is very hands... More 

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Thank tedindy
Gympie, Australia
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is an excellent museum with history of the area, in the grounds of the pilot station. It is in a very large area composed of several houses, all built in the 19th century. It is fascinating and much larger than it appears from the outside. It is the oldest pilot station in Australia still in use. There was a... More 

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Thank Barbara B
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Very cheap to visit. We were greeted by an elderly, retired boat pilot who knew the local waters and engaged us in stories of the river, piloting and various marine disasters. He was very informative and entertaining and helped put more context around some of the display rooms. Lovely little museum - worth an hour or... More 

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Thank judeles500
Coral Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of most informative museums I've been in. Well laid out with plenty of room to move. Themed rooms give a real insight into life in1800's You can even try your hand at morse code. Great place for children to think about how things have changed. Staff very friendly and informative.

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Thank Chris P
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We visited as a stop on our $40 family George Town pass. It's a great little museum that has some super hands on bits for the kids - crank the fog horn, morse code computer, semaphore flags, clang the speed indicator. .. great! Stones throw to the light house and the grounds are lovely for a picnic.

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Thank Keirin J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

You will see a lot of exhibits in the Maritime Museum. These exhibits are large in size and are exclusive to the musuem. Entrance fee is $5 for adult and $15 for family.

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Thank Siu B
Launceston, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We arrived late yesterday for lunch but were treated like family. We ordered the crumbed flathead and chips and salad. It was 5 star standard. Delicious crisply deep fried fresh fish fillets. Probably from George Town Seafoods. Chips were delicious too and a lovely salad. We sat in the quaint Coxswain's Cottage in this historic Pilot Boat Station. This cafe... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We loved out stay in the Old School House at the Pilot Station at Low Head. I have been going to Low Head over many summers, maybe 60+ now and have always loved the historic look of the Pilot Station and had a bit to do with the Maritime Museum in it's early formative years. This year we stayed at... More 

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