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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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History of the Bay

Very interesting Museum providing a history of the ships coming into Port Phillip Bay. The models... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Ruth H
Sydney, Australia
Well worth a visit- value for money

With adult $8, concession$7 we found this very informative educational and enjoyable. Had more... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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“lifeboat”(5 reviews)
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 16 September 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

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 18 July 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

1  Thank rapid6pence
Reviewed 13 July 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

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Reviewed 18 June 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

Thank kevwend
Reviewed 27 May 2018

If you like boats this is a nice little musseum. It only takes an hour or so to go through but it was a nice visit.

Thank Yahjim
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Small museum focusing on lifeboats, pilot boats and shipwrecks in the local area. Some interesting information on local shipwrecks and interesting artefacts

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Fantastic day out. Came across on the ferry with a bus load of seniors.We had booked in ,and were greeted by friendly staff/ volunteers.We were put into 2 groups with a guide each.The tour took over an hour and we could have spent more time...More

Thank Catie L
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We found it very interesting about the local maritime history. Worth a look if you are in the area. They showed you how they lived and worked in the early period of Victorian life.

Thank patriciaasmith
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This local museum captures life of the original fishing village and the importance of the work of Port Philip Pilots really well. It is clearly a work of dedicated volunteers and done with much love and care. Well worth a visit for anyone with an...More

1  Thank GabrielleTD
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is a must-see if you have even a passing interest in shipping. Good mix of traditional museum showcases and outdoor items (fishermen's sheds, buoys, etc). Don't miss the boatbuilding shed or the collection of outboard motors (no, really!). Good value for money.

1  Thank WhoGoesWhereever
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