Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Devonport: Hours, Address, Bass Strait Maritime Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Bass Strait Maritime Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday Adult $10 Child $5 Concession/Student $8 Family (of 5) $25 $2 to Take the Helm The Bass Strait Maritime Centre, located in Joshua Slocum Park, is a significant landmark near Devonport's river foreshore. Objects, images and interactive displays explore themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, creation of the Port City of Devonport and naval history. "Take the Helm" of the SS Woniora simulator gives visitors the chance to test their skills and bring a 1910s steamer into the Mersey River or the Heads of Port Phillip Bay. The Centre includes a Gift shop with a variety of maritime themed gifts and souvenirs.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
Apr. 2022
We had a very enjoyable and informative visit to the Centre which showcases local maritime history, maps, prints , models, ship's knots, etc. I found the information on the Griffiths Barometer very interesting, also the scale drawing of the Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Very well curated and with informative signage.
Written 17 May 2022
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Michael L
Hobart, Australia139 contributions
Sep. 2021
An interesting museum of local history that is reasonably priced and well worth a visit.

Full of information, photographs, artefacts and large scale ship models to explain aspects of the areas development and maritime history.

Recommended.
Written 8 September 2021
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Andrew
4 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
Only open 10 till 3. 5hours a day!!

totally useless
Drove 250klms to visit only to find CLOSED at 3pm day before Anzac Day. PATHETIC!!

IF YOU WANT PAYING TOURISTS MIGHT HELP TO BE OPEN.
Written 28 April 2021
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Hi, thank you for your review. Unfortunately, our hours are limited given our current capacity. Our hours have been 10am – 3pm since our reopening from COVID shutdown in late October 2020. We apologise if you were working off one of our old brochures; we are currently rectifying our distribution. We do recommend checking official websites when visiting attractions such as ours (www.bassstraitmaritimecentre.com.au) for current opening hours and admission prices during this global pandemic.
Written 25 June 2021
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Orit V
Hornsby, Australia433 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
Very interesting museum, with lot of details about local history.
The ship simulator is amazing, kids love it.
Written 16 April 2021
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Hi, thank you for your review! We're so glad that the kids enjoyed the simulator. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 24 June 2021
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,870 contributions
Feb. 2021
The inhouse cafe is where we first visited and the food and coffee was first rate - what a great introduction to Tasmanian food and beverage quality straight off the plane. The Museum was neat and for us the model of the old Empress of Tasmania that brought us to Tassie in 1972 was he highlight. Well worth a visit all round - great gifts in the gift shop too.
Written 26 February 2021
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Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We agree that the large builder's models of the Empress of Australia and the Princess of Tasmania are a real highlight! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 24 June 2021
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Melanie D
3 contributions
Feb. 2021
Spent a very enjoyable 90 minutes visiting this museum today. So much information, all incredibly well displayed
Written 6 February 2021
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Hi Melanie, thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 24 June 2021
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MoniqueOrange
Orange16 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Family
We only went to the cafe and everything was fantastic. We had coffee and bacon and eggs and couldn’t fault it.
Written 12 January 2021
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Hi Monique, thank you for your lovely review - we will pass it on to Marion Storm (they are a separate business to the museum). We hope you have a chance to come back soon!
Written 19 January 2021
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Gregory
20 contributions
Mar. 2020
There is so much that is interesting about this place, not the least is the wealth of knowledge of the owner. Even if you are only midly interested in maritime paraphernalia this place has much of interest relating to Australian history
Written 16 April 2020
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Hi Gregory, Thank you so much for your review. We hope you will be able to visit again soon!
Written 5 May 2020
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Fiona S
4 contributions
Oct. 2019
This is a fantastic activity for young and old! Lots of interesting history about Devonport's maritime history. There is even a simulator which is a really low cost option and you get the chance to try your hand at piloting a vessel either out of/into Port Phillip Bay or out of/into The Mersey River. It is super challenging and a lot of fun. Highly recommend the Bass Strait Maritime Centre as a 'must do' attraction when you are in Devonport.
Written 5 March 2020
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Hi Fiona, Thank you so much for your review! We agree, the simulator is a lot of fun! We hope to see you again when you are next in Devonport.
Written 9 March 2020
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k104
Devonport, Australia43 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Took out of town family to Maritime centre mainly because of the cafe and you see the muesuem and location adds to it's authenticity,good value all round and service.
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank you so much for your review - we hope to see you again!
Written 12 February 2020
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm