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Museum and Information

Cute little museum - a warm spot on a cold day. Bit of local history and staff were very helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer R
The Captains Galley

Enlightening tour of the history of the seamen who manned the rescue boats. The pictorial display... read more

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Chris B
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Lee Breakwater Rd, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
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+61 1800 035 567
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All reviews maritime museum helpful staff first stop whale skeleton great displays water front easy access plenty of parking coffee shop well worth a visit visitors whaling attractions ideas discovery carcass wharf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little museum - a warm spot on a cold day. Bit of local history and staff were very helpful with maps and suggestions of things to do.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enlightening tour of the history of the seamen who manned the rescue boats. The pictorial display was logically sequenced and accessible to the vision impaired. Quite the surprise as usually my mother relies on me to read the information to her. after strolling around the...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Maritime centre which is part of the visitor centre. You have to pay a fee. It is quite a small museum. It had a whale skeleton, baleen and information on the whaling industry in the area. There was a lighthouse light,...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

to be attended to. Sure after a long drive the first thing I needed to do was use the facilities but I came here looking for things for my brother and I to do today. I waited patiently for the attendant to finish with the...More

Thank JessicaG3547
Reviewed 19 August 2018

WOW will you look at this when you first walk into the Portland Information Centre. Teeth huge Whale teeth walk back out is the Whale Flag flying, yes it is then there are Whales at Portland go have a look yourself from the wharf, or...More

Thank Seaton29
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The information people were very helpful considering every enquiry must be about where to spot a whale, mine certainly was. We also used the small cafe which has a great sea view. There is a museum as well although we didn’t visit it you can...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We called in very quickly to get information about the whales and other towns in the area. Even though we weren't there to shop the lady we spoke to was so nice and polite. She told us all about the best spots to see the...More

Thank CountryCaz
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I would highly recommend this place to any visitors to Portland, as there is so much to see in this district and the friendly staff here will help you with an itinerary and maps. The adjacent museum and discovery centre was really interesting and helped...More

Thank camerachick3000
Reviewed 20 June 2018

the whale skeleton is an interest for eveyone and there is interaction for children to get them to go through the info centre

Thank helenfarmer
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The staff are a wealth of knowledge, very helpful. Plenty of parking at the centre, easy access for caravans as well.

Thank keithf9983
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