We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Very friendly +informative

Whilst staying in George Town at a friend's I happened across the Bass & Flinders whilst... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Richard W
,
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
4/5 if you are a nautical buff

If you enjoy all things nautical - especially if you have an interest in Australian nautical... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Paul L
,
Cape Paterson, Australia
Read all 73 reviews
38
All photos (38)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bass”(38 reviews)
“tom thumb”(7 reviews)
About
The Bass & Flinders Centre is the home of "The Norfolk", the full sized replica of the Norfolk that Bass and Flinders sailed from Sydney and around Tasmania in 1798. This full sized replica has sailed the same journeys albeit 200 years later - to...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
8 Elizabeth St, George Town, Tasmania 7253, Australia
Website
+61 3 6382 3792
Reviews (73)
Filter reviews
73 results
Traveller rating
41
27
3
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
41
27
3
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbasstom thumbnautical historyhuon pinepicture theatremaritime museumsmall boatsmall museumaustralian historyfriendly volunteershistory lessoncafe upstairsnorfolkreplicaflandersboatsexhibits
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 73 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying in George Town at a friend's I happened across the Bass & Flinders whilst exploring the town the two ladies present on my visit couldn't have been more helpful and informative giving me a very interesting and knowledgeable tour of the exhibits. Well...More

Thank Richard W
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Our ladies love to pass on their knowledge and also advise of other places to visit in George Town.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

If you enjoy all things nautical - especially if you have an interest in Australian nautical history - then this place will probably be somewhere you want to stop off. International visitors may just skip this as you have to get off the main road...More

Thank Paul L
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you like the layout as we think of ourselves as being a little unique in our display but certaining have plans to do more.

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We spent some time exploring this exhibition dedicated to Bass & Flinders. They have a replica of the boat that they sailed from England to Tasmania. You can actually get aboard the boat and climb below to see the living conditions. A very small boat...More

Thank Trish F
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks for your review. A small point in the history. The Norfolk was originally built on Norfolk Island , off Australia , so it never had to make a long voyage from England. We love our little Norfolk.

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Low Head and were interested in learning about the ares history. The information centre had a 3 museums ticket deal which included this centre. Laid out well. Following boards telling the story of Bass and Flinders separate and linked lives. Fantastic...More

Thank M7799RCdeborahc
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

I will pass your good review onto our staff as they love to talk about the boat and it's famous crew.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Inside this old building that was an old picture theatre then an indoor cricket centre now wonderfully changed into a beautiful history of Bass and Flinders circumnavigation of Van Diemens Land. Bern Cuthbertson built a Huon pine replica of the Norfolk and the Tom Thumb....More

Thank KevinEllis
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you Kevin for your kind words. We do think of the Bass and Flinders Centre as a worthwhile visit for tourists and our reviews are always positive.

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent opportunity to experience some of our history. Was great to be able to walk onto the Norfolk replica and enter the hull. Great information around and well displayed. Easy to read. Staff were helpful. Only problem was that 5 gas, room heaters (not being...More

Thank Kesa56
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your review. I agree and only yesterday I noted that they were in a poor location. So will move them immediately. Hope it did not detract too much from your visit.

Reviewed 23 February 2018

A visit to the Bass & Flinders Centre brings to life the history of the mapping of Tasmania and the courage of the maritime explorers of that time. This museum, once a picture theatre has been carefully repurposed to house a comprehensive display of maritime...More

Thank Lutravx2
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on our little museum. Our staff are passionate about the facilities and on the history we aim to display. We certainly recommend the other attractions in the area and are very pleased you enjoyed you visit.

Reviewed 23 February 2018

We entered the museum prepared to just look around the exhibits. A lovely local came up to us and started to give us a history lesson. We were so glad she did. Her knowledģe of the life and times of Bass and Flinders and their...More

Thank gothagunners
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

The feature that our museum is proud of is the ability to take a hands visit to the Norfolk. It is indeed a work of art and gives that insight you mentioned on life in those day. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 January 2018

We wandered in by chance and were greeted by friendly and informative staff and guide who was willing to spend time with us. After our initial talk we were set free to look about at our leisure. Our guide then followed up with us with...More

Thank Deb M
peterhS9659GG, General Manager at Bass & Flinders Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Our guides are always keen to pass on their knowledge about Bass and Flinders because it is an interesting story.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Good display of the Norfolk and some of the local maritime heritage. Knowledgeable and helpful volunteer staff and a little cafe upstairs for coffee.

Thank Richard H
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bass & Flinders Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines