Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Maritime Museum of Tasmania
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Explore Tasmania's rich maritime heritage in this unique collection of ship models, shipwreck artefacts, paintings and photographs. Browse our nautical themed gift shop and maritime bookshop. The Maritime Museum is Tasmania's largest museum devoted totally to Tasmania's connection with our seafaring past. It is a non-for-profit volunteer-led museum that has been operating for nearly 50 years.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • sonic434343
    Blockley, United Kingdom288 contributions
    Fantastic museum highly recommended
    Absolutely brilliant museum, my wife & friends visited the art museum next door, so I came here. Very very very very very good exhibition, start at the top and you go on a journey through the history of maritime in Tasmania. Some very unique exhibits here and very well laid out. The final area is just brilliant, the video about the current South arctic ships etc is just brilliant. Friendly staff and great museum give yourself 2 hours at least
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 January 2023
  • Gai H
    17 contributions
    Great Value
    Do not miss this incredible small museum. Even if you aren't a major boat enthusiast you will still thoroughly enjoy this. The displays are detailed, well put together and very engaging. Enjoy!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 9 February 2023
  • PeterLangston
    Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
    Ahoy There
    The Maritime Museum The Maritime Museum was a cracker. It’s run by volunteers with a great sense of humour and a deep knowledge of their subject. With a very moderate entry fee, the value is outstanding. There are two floors of exhibits. The second floor included part of the stern and keel of the Petrel, a schooner under the command of George Harrison, which sank in 1886 and whose remains were found on Hope Beach on Bruny Island, after a storm. It sparked excitement as it was first thought this was the Hope, which gave the beach its nomenclature. The Hope was shipwrecked sixty years early, supposedly with government wages on board. It was not to be. I guess all things must pass. There was also a recreated ward room of a skipper in the Australian Navy - very detailed and a clever use of video footage projected in portholes as though you were looking out on the scene at sea. Back down on the first floor, an exhibition of writing about the sea included letters from captains and passengers involved in notable events at sea. This was engaging but needed transcripts typed beside originals to make reading easier. There was a wheelhouse from a vessel and a working light from a lighthouse. In an adjoining room, a display of photos about pets at sea was excellent. One particular photo, of an infant sitting beside a dog on a companionway hat was very cute.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Daydream44832470856
    7 contributions
    Really Interesting
    An interesting small museum that delves into Hobart's rich maritime history. For all of you with father's who love their boats make sure you tell him to visit this museum if he is ever in Hobart! I know my Dad would have loved this museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
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SMOAI76
Tasmania, Australia1,414 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Very good centrally located museum and a fine old building.
Displays are on ground entry level and first floor.
Good mix of sea/water navigation in Tasmania with Tasmanian indigenous displays through to the 1970's bridge disaster.
Nice little souvenir/retail area and super helpful friendly staff.
Would recommend even if 'boat stuff' isn't your thing.
Written 6 December 2023
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Chris Roberts
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK10 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
This was an excellent museum with interesting exhibits from the pre 1800s going forward with lots of detailed labelling and helpful staff.

If you have family from a seafaring backgrounds must visit when in Hobart
Written 16 November 2023
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Daydream44832470856
7 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
An interesting small museum that delves into Hobart's rich maritime history. For all of you with father's who love their boats make sure you tell him to visit this museum if he is ever in Hobart! I know my Dad would have loved this museum.
Written 18 October 2023
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Andrew T
4 contributions
Aug. 2023
I spent well over an hour touring the Maratime Museum.
It is extremely interesting showcasing Tasmania's maratime history including the Tasman Bridge incident.
Written 27 August 2023
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John S
Port Fairy, Australia6 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This is an excellent presentation of the maritime history of Tasmania Quality Exhibits, well arranged and displayed.
The raw life of mariners is well described along with memorabilia.
Staff are welcoming and knowledgeable.
A real treat in downtown Hobart
Written 5 June 2023
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
The Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum was a cracker. It’s run by volunteers with a great sense of humour and a deep knowledge of their subject. With a very moderate entry fee, the value is outstanding. There are two floors of exhibits. The second floor included part of the stern and keel of the Petrel, a schooner under the command of George Harrison, which sank in 1886 and whose remains were found on Hope Beach on Bruny Island, after a storm. It sparked excitement as it was first thought this was the Hope, which gave the beach its nomenclature. The Hope was shipwrecked sixty years early, supposedly with government wages on board.
It was not to be. I guess all things must pass.

There was also a recreated ward room of a skipper in the Australian Navy - very detailed and a clever use of video footage projected in portholes as though you were looking out on the scene at sea.

Back down on the first floor, an exhibition of writing about the sea included letters from captains and passengers involved in notable events at sea. This was engaging but needed transcripts typed beside originals to make reading easier.

There was a wheelhouse from a vessel and a working light from a lighthouse. In an adjoining room, a display of photos about pets at sea was excellent. One particular photo, of an infant sitting beside a dog on a companionway hat was very cute.
Written 27 March 2023
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johnmorganaia
Granby, CT43 contributions
Feb. 2023
The museum has a pretty large collection os items associated with Hobart's role in seafaring from the first "transportation" immigrants to Mawsons antarctic efforts. Additionally thee are a variety of other unrelated but interesting artifacts and ship models.
Written 24 February 2023
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Gai H
17 contributions
Feb. 2023
Do not miss this incredible small museum. Even if you aren't a major boat enthusiast you will still thoroughly enjoy this. The displays are detailed, well put together and very engaging. Enjoy!
Written 10 February 2023
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sonic434343
Blockley, UK288 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Solo
Absolutely brilliant museum, my wife & friends visited the art museum next door, so I came here. Very very very very very good exhibition, start at the top and you go on a journey through the history of maritime in Tasmania. Some very unique exhibits here and very well laid out. The final area is just brilliant, the video about the current South arctic ships etc is just brilliant. Friendly staff and great museum give yourself 2 hours at least
Written 26 January 2023
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BS Adventurer
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The displays were amazing and I loved the separate section for the Antarctic boats/expeditions. The entrance fee was also amongst the lowest we’ve experienced in Hobart so far.
Written 29 December 2022
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