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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
+61 1800 556 111
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At Flagstaff Hill you don’t just learn about history – you experience it in Flagstaff Hill’s Living Museum and Spectacular Sound and Light Show Flagstaff Hill celebrates the Shipwreck Coast’s maritime history with the: - Maritime Museum which displays scores of shipwreck artefacts including the famous Loch Ard Peacock valued at over $4 million and was an unlikely survivor of the famous tragedy. - Recreated Maritime Village featuring 40 buildings containing rare original objects all with a story to tell and enriched with volunteers in character, plus NEW interactive digital upgrades. - Nightly Sound and Light Show Experience telling tales of the Shipwreck Coast’s history with a guided tour through the village, state-of-the-art sound and light effects and the impressive nine-metre high water wall. In 2014 the Victorian State Government pledged $2.95 million to upgrade of Flagstaff Hill to make it more accessible, efficient and appealing to visitors. The Village closed to the public for major redevelopments on May the 1st 2017 and is set to reopen Friday the 16th of June. NEW UPGRADES visitors can expect to enjoy in the Flagstaff Hill Living Museum for the first time: - A state-of-the-art orientation theatre to welcome visitors - A facade upgrade which includes an improved entrance ramp - More welcoming arrival with the consolidation of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum reception, gift shop and the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre - Improved accessibility for elderly and disable visitors - Interactive digital installations including a virtual blacksmith, interactive clock in the Instrument Shop and interactive panel in the Examiner newspaper office. - A new projection screen in the Wharf Theatre - The Shipwrecked Sound and Light Show Experience which tells the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck has been upgraded. With engaging story telling, fresh new imagery, dazzling lighting and sound effects through out the village - it’s sure to impress. - The introduction of Harpooned the brand new Sound and Light Show Experience telling the tale of Warrnambool’s whaling history. - A more activated village with costumed characters bringing to life a coastal village of the 1870s
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89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
+61 1800 556 111
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great day we had here, the buildings and the gear here is great. Worth a look, need a few hours to see it all properly

Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a step back in time. Walk around the old stores and traders, school and beautiful village. Here you can also visit the representative Maremma dogs famous for their work in maintaining the close penguin colony over on Middle Island (which you can also see...More

Thank leeleelovesny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to learn the history of the area. The sound and light show is a great production with good staff and service.

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family which includes 2 small West Highland Terriers we often are looking for dog friendly places to holiday, well our last holiday we struck it lucky, as herself found a dog friendly cottage in Port Fairy , so with leashes in hand we...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful immersive experience of Early Warnambool and the Shipwreck Coast. The museum was well curated and laid out and the in-costume guided tour was great, Seeing the Loch Ard Peacock in person was a real highlight. The Village highlighted the reality of day-to-day life...More

Thank jcyrus88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. The village was great to wander around. Well laid out and very informative. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank johngilfillan66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Maritime Village in an afternoon and also the same night. Both visits were worth while, particularly the night visit. It is not cheap at $18.00 for the afternoon visit and $30 for the night visit but I enjoyed it. They have...More

Thank uc-da-loi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids here during the day, and returned for the night tour and show, and it was well and truly worth it. The Village at night has a different and more eerie feel, and is a great backdrop for the story of the...More

Thank Rick_Smoker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking through a village full of history and working places such as a blacksmith actually making things, a seamstress in the shop, a person printing on the historic printer and women spinning wool. They were all dressed in period costume and made the experience....More

Thank MareeGriffin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very poor performance for what we paid, the show was in our opinion aimed at children on speaking to some locals the following day they informed us the previous show before the refurbishment was far better

Thank Wayne A
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5 August 2017|
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Response from guyd673 | Reviewed this property |
There are two separate shows, both after dark
Geoffrey H
22 February 2017|
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Response from Brenton-Jolly | Reviewed this property |
No not sure they would be allowed
7 January 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Hello Yes the tours are very popular and booked out until early Feb. We don't do them ever day. If you email fshreception@warrnambool.vic.gov.au they will be able to update you on the location of the dogs on the dates you... More