We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 3440
Review Highlights
Great Museum

We returned, as was a little rushed last time to catch the ferry, to spend some time going over the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Tim J
South Australia, Australia
Well worth a visit

We were in Queenscliff on a group outing and happened onto the Maritime Museum by chance. It... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Robert C
Melbourne, Australia
Read all 29 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 picturesque coastal town has been shaped by boating activities and the maritime industries which have developed. From shipwrecks to heroic rescues, early fishermen and boat builders, light keepers and their technologies, sea pilots and divers, there are plenty of stories to discover. The last of the Queenscliff Lifeboats is the centrepiece of the museum. Even today, the museum sits adjacent to Queenscliff Harbour with its boating marina, and within walking distance of the Searoad Ferries. Guided museum group tours, and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse tours (conditions apply), are available by prior arrangement. Nautical gift shop available.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good50%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 3440
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (29)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We returned, as was a little rushed last time to catch the ferry, to spend some time going over the displays. The centre piece of the museum is the lifeboat in the main room which was in active service into the 50s. There is some...More

1  Thank Tim J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were in Queenscliff on a group outing and happened onto the Maritime Museum by chance. It depicts much of the local maritime history including the famous couta boats. Reasonably priced and informative, it is indeed worth a visit.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Queenscliff history at it's best. So well presented and interesting. We are lucky to have this museum of maritime past.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Queenscliff for a morning visit and stopped past the museum for a visit. My husband and I found it very interesting but not so much for our 3 &5 year old. Not enough to keep them interested although there was a colours...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 4 children and they also enjoyed exploring the museum. The highlights for them was definitely being able to try on the diving helmet and also being able to imaginary sail on the boats outside. We found the museum to be well...More

Thank Tanya-kidz
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Pretty good little museum with some good displays. The museum has an indoor & out door section and is kid friendly. Also the staff are very friendly and love passing on local information. Worth a visit.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, lots of info and displays. Reassembly priced for a family. Kids loved the big boat and outside displays.

1  Thank CrozLoz01
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We travelled to Queenscliffe for the express purpose of visiting the Fort and Maritime Museum. Imagine our disappointment to see signs saying that their is no admittance without Photo Id's, the first time I have encountered this anywhere in the world!More

1  Thank Ozabroad
Management response:Responded 2 August 2016

Sorry you missed out on visiting both places when you spent time in Queenscliffe. The Maritime Museum is open daily and does not request any photo id - general public are welcome during our opening hours from 10.30am until 4.30pm. The Fort Queenscliff Museum is...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

Spent an enjoyable afternoon visit to the museum. Very well presented and very informative. We were lucky that the museum was quiet and we enjoyed the video clips very much. Staff extremely helpful and willing to share knowledge which was a real treat. The area...More

1  Thank Smudge35
Management response:Responded 2 August 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit. The museum's volunteers are passionate about running this community museum and letting people know about Queenscliff's maritime stories, so thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 18 January 2016

I enjoyed the historical information and the kids loved that were up and close to the artifacts very accommodating for all age groups . A must to go and see when you are visiting Queenscliffe.

1  Thank A T
Nearby Restaurants
93 reviews
.29 km away
Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes
117 reviews
.56 km away
Athelstane House
110 reviews
.52 km away
Lombardys on Hesse
107 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Queenscliff Museum
131 reviews
.85 km away
The Blues Train
266 reviews
.47 km away
Queenscliff Harbour
140 reviews
.46 km away
The Bellarine Railway
78 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Queenscliffe Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines