Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane: Hours, Address, Queensland Maritime Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Queensland Maritime Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Dan B
3 contributions
Great fun and informative
May 2021 • Couples
Great afternoon in a fun and interesting museum. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Worth visiting!
Written 10 May 2021
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Chris S
Surfers Paradise, Australia7 contributions
Unique collection of historical items.
Apr. 2020
A couple of hours well spent and my thanks to the volunteers. Sad there are plans to close it. This is one place the Qld Government should be supporting.
Written 12 December 2020
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Norm Travels
Tifton, GA347 contributions
WORTH THE VISIT
Nov. 2020
If you are interested in nautical, this is the museum for you .. personally, I quite enjoyed it, with its historic pieces
Written 13 November 2020
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Melissa M
4 contributions
A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.
Oct. 2020 • Family
Despite having COVID restrictions, this is still a great place to visit and plenty to see. Much of local maritime history to view.

The Diamantina is the pinnacle exhibit but unfortunately COVID rules restricted touring below decks. Still, walking on the deck was still worthwhile.

Make sure to check out behind the ship and look in the old pump house, a real piece of history.

Situated on the Brisbane river, the view is outstanding and the museum is within walking distance to South Bank food and markets.

Volunteers are lovely, helpful and informative .
Written 4 October 2020
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Tasha
Queensland, Australia12 contributions
A great day out!
Oct. 2019
This was a pleasant surprise. We learned quite a lot from our visit. Loved being on the ship. Would recommend a visit to here.
Written 10 July 2020
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PaulineSJ
Brisbane, Australia134 contributions
Expensive for what's on offer
Feb. 2020
An interesting maritime museum, having the advantage of being on the Brisbane River and incorporating an old dry dock. The permanent displays are quite good, albeit rather eclectic. You can go aboard HMAS Diamantina in the dry dock and get an idea of what life would have been like aboard this retired naval vessel.

Unfortunately the steam tug Forceful is not usually accessible to visitors.

Our impression of the site was of a general untidiness and jobs in progress but incomplete.

We visited on a very hot day and the lack of air conditioning in the museum was noticeable.

The entry price of $16 for adults is a bit steep for what it is.
Written 11 February 2020
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John williams
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
They actually went to war in this.
Jun. 2019
I always enjoy an exhibit like the one at Queensland Maritime.
inexpensive and so much to see,especially the frigate ,which allows you to see how the RAN lived and fought. Plenty of other boats and equipment on display.You can spend a couple of hours there.Food and Drink nearby in South Bank.
Written 11 February 2020
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Mick R
Ayr, UK440 contributions
Friendly staff
Feb. 2020
Friendly volunteers run this place with the excellent audio visual tour of the frigate HMAS Diamantina the highlight. I was interested to learn that the steam tug was built on the Clyde in Glasgow which means Glasgow museums may have the original ship model in our collection. The museum has just published a book illustrating all the scale models in the museums care over 600. The model in Brisbane is not the original and Stephens shipyard probably commissioned it when it was built in Glasgow
Written 4 February 2020
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car0leb66
Brisbane, Australia175 contributions
Historic Maritime Site
Jan. 2020
The Queensland Maritime Museum is easily accessible on the Brisbane River at South Bank, but a short walk is involved from the closest parking (a few minutes). It is situated around the heritage Dry Dock built in 1876. Unfortunately the day we visited it was bucketing rain so we were restricted to the inside part of the Museum, where there was plenty to occupy us for half a day. Uniforms, maps, books, models, engines,wooden boats and all things nautical kept us engrossed and we didn't even get outside! Some old ships with interesting stories to be seen outside so we will have to return to complete the experience. Inside, immigration stories and the ships that carried the immigrants, lighthouse artefacts, sail-making tools and artefacts (very interesting), an Antarctic exhibition, model boats all appealed to me. It was special to sit in the beautifully restored smoking saloon of the Mermaid (an early colonial vessel) with its William Morris wallpaper. The Museum holds various ship models donated by enthusiasts after years of fine painstaking work (wow). The map of all the hundreds of shipwrecks along the eastern Australian coast (particularly the Barrier reef) is jaw-dropping. There is a cost for entry as it is a not-for-profit organisation and there is a shop to buy a wide range of books and nautical items.Dedicated helpful volunteers help to run educational programs and guide tourists. For maritime and history buffs it is really worth a visit. They are currently relocating the top entrance so there are some renovations on the go, but the Library was the only place we could not go.
Written 31 January 2020
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af_gurl
Brisbane, Australia76 contributions
The kids loved the ships they walked around
Dec. 2019 • Family
I do not like the lack of close parking, but if you don't mind a walk there is ok parking. The ships and museums are awesome. I like the set ups on the ship and sub. It was fun to walk around a dry dock also.
Written 17 January 2020
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Queensland Maritime Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm