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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village

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    Visit: Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, 89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280 Australia

    BY DAY Flagstaff Hill’s Maritime Village is set on 10 acres and reflects the pioneering atmosphere of an 1870’s coastal port. Visit the Sail Maker’s Loft, Village Blacksmith, Shipping Agent, Ship Chandlers, Bank of Australasia, Printer’s workshop, and much, much more. Guided tours are available at no charge (bookings essential). Experience first-hand the perils of early sea travel as you explore The Gravesend Theatre, Interactive Displays, and the Relics & Treasures recovered from various shipwrecks in the Great Circle Gallery.

    A key feature of the Great Circle Gallery is the priceless Minton earthenware statue, the Loch Ard Peacock, Australia’s most valuable shipwreck relic. Transported from England to Melbourne aboard the clipper the Loch Ard in 1878 for display at Melbourne’s Great International Exhibition of 1880, the life-sized Loch Ard Peacock was washed ashore in a packing crate, just days after its namesake ran aground.
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    Departure Point
    Flagstaff Hill Reception
    Departure Time
    Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is open from 9.00am until 5.00pm Daily. Admission is valid for use over two consecutive days. Closed on Christmas Day.
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Under 5 is free of charge
    • Suitable footwear required as there are cobblestones within the Village
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1,000 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Stunning location, well done & a nice day out. Loved the light and sound show at night, but dress warm in the cooler months. I’ve seen other reviews suggesting that period dressed people could help bring the village to life during the day. We also...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Janine C
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We arrived early on a wet and cold day, but that didn’t detract from the experience. We enjoyed the Museum and found all the exhibits and history interesting. Strolling through the village was pleasant and we enjoyed popping in and out of the various buildings...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Valerie037
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    great place to see how things were. learning about the dogs Maremma sheepdog who protect the Little Penguins. The Sound and Light Show is a must for every age.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank aaleksic2016
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our second visit to Flagstaff Hill and did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to arrive at the same time as Ellen was giving a guided tour of the museum and its history and she was a wealth of information which we really appreciated. We...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank KeithClarris
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I went for both the museum and village during the day and the Sound & Light show at night, and both struck me as good but not great. The kind of place I would visit once, but might not come back again. There were a...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Jon M
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