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Bass & Flinders Centre

8 Elizabeth St, George Town, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 3792
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8 Elizabeth St, George Town, Tasmania 7253, Australia
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+61 3 6382 3792
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fantasic centre. Well worth the $8 and we had a magnificent free tour guide who explained everything to us thank you Matt for making our day.

Thank Peter B
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our guides are passionate about the history and I am pleased you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This maritime museum is a bit like the Tardis. It looks tiny on the outside but is enormous inside complete with a life size replica of the Tom Thumb. The displays are well presented and the lay out is easy to follow. There are guides...More

Thank tedindy
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and liking it to the Tardis. Our challenge is to put up more displays but might need some of Doctor Who's magic.

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A small museum with lots of history. The replica Norfolk is really great and the fact you can go on it and see the sleeping quarters is what makes this worth a visit. Reasonably priced with family tickets availablw. Staff are very knowledgable and helpful.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute must if you are in George Town. The display of vintage boats is first class and the informative and enthusiastic volunteer staff make this an enjoyable event. Take time to watch the video presentation. To top it off, had the best...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

An informative conducted tour. The replica huon pine Norfolk is worth the visit on its own Thanks to Cas for a lovely time. Part of Tassie history tucked away in the old picture theatre Perhaps Bern Cuthbertson,s role in the Norfolk plus his contribution to...More

Thank Lynwod
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Worth the look if you enjoy sailing ships from yesteryear beautifly presented easy access , right in town

Thank jimmathews0378
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The sails are an important part of the overall experience so I am pleased you enjoyed them.

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

You will find "Bass and Flinders" full of history and tressure trove of a time gone by. Locally it is also used for community purpose, a movie theatre etc. A bar and simple but eith love prepared food makes the night with friends memorable.

Thank emmy b
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We try to use the venue for many function besides the museum aspect.

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We did this as part of the $40 family George Town pass and got a private tour through - fabulous! For a small museum it packs a lot in and the real boats really calorie the imagination of the kids. Really good little cafe upstairs...More

Thank Keirin J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

On entering the Bass & Flinders Centre we were warmly greeted by volunteers Ivy & Cas who were only too happy to show us around. The centrepiece of this exhibition, housed in an old picture theatre, is the replica sloop Norfolk built by a furniture...More

1  Thank JeffG0RD0N
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are a small not for profit organisation and rely on word of mouth reviews such as yours. Glad to see that the team was most helpful to you on your visit and trust you inspire others to come...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect of this place, as we visited with the George Town visitors pass which also gets you into the Watch House and Low Head Lighthouse. Make sure you say yes to the guided tour. Our guide was very informative and...More

Thank Jenny M
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and a special thanks from those who guided you on your visit. Kids re alway intrigued and just love going on the Norfolk.

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