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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the production value put into the light show - interesting to learn about Warrnambool's history and stories from the past. Good for families and groups. It's definitely something unique and different.

Thank Mia T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for the Night Show and it was beautiful! If you want to enjoy the night time activities Warnambool has to offer, then this is it. The tour guides were well educated in the history of Warnambool and the whaling culture that build this town....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited during the school holidays with my grandchildren aged 4 and 9. They both enjoyed the visut particularly the scavenger hunt. The holiday activities were an added advantage, particularly the woodworking. My grandson enjoyed feeding the ducks most!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went both during the day and to the light show at night. As we were outside school holidays, it was quiet in the Village during the day with little going on. However, it was nice to walk around without any crowds and enjoy what...More

Thank Melinda C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to attend the light and sound show at night based on reviews. The show was good, very informative and we were made to feel welcome. It was nice to walk through the village at night although it was not opened...it looked quite sparse....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really impressed with the history and culture this show had. Was an awesome way to learn about the Warrnambool history. Special effects and sound was great.

Thank iebad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to experience the culture and history of Warrnambool with Flagstaff Hill. It's a guided tour back in time to when the town first settled, complete with a pretty incredible sound and light show out on the water. Highly recommended.

Thank bust0404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a visit. Was impressed with the village and displays. Disappointed that there wasn’t anywhere for food and drink open. A good place to visit with children.

Thank Shirlee W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This weekend while exploring the town of Warrnambool we got the opportunity to visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and experience the sound and light show. It was absolutely amazing! Very informative about the history of Warrnambool as well as extremely entertaining! To learn about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't quite know what to expect from the evening show, but I LOVED it. The projector on the water made for an incredible immersive experience, that was really informative as well as fun. It was a fantastic way to learn a bit more about...More

Thank NomadsAdventures
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CLD75
1 April 2018|
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Response from Amanda S |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. Children under 5 years of age are eligible for free entry in to both the Maritime Village and the Sound and Light Show. We accept student cards, senior cards and healthcare cards. Please feel... More
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adorabelles2017
5 August 2017|
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Response from guyd673 | Reviewed this property |
There are two separate shows, both after dark
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Geoffrey H
22 February 2017|
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Response from Brenton-Jolly | Reviewed this property |
No not sure they would be allowed
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