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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
+61 3 6424 7100
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Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday Adult $10 Child $5 Concession/Student $8 Family (of 5) $25 $2 to Take the Helm (3 goes) The Bass Strait Maritime Centre can be found in Joshua Slocum Park and is a significant landmark near Devonport's river foreshore. Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre explores the 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. A simulated experience "Take the Helm" of the SS Woniora gives visitors the chance to test their skills and bring a 1910's steamer into the Mersey River or through the Heads of Port Phillip Bay. The newly restored ketch "Julie Burgess" though provides the real experience. Two-hour sailings are scheduled for Wednesdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions. Please note minimum numbers apply and passengers should contact the Bass Strait Maritime Centre for bookings and departure times. Get ready to take the challenge!!! The Centre includes a Gift shop with a variety of maritime themed gifts and souvenirs. Snacks, small meals and great coffee is served in the"Bass Strait Diner" open 10am to 4pm.
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6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened to see the Bass Strait Centre walking by at night - noticed the striking architecture. Went there next day - they were friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful (ie typically Tasmanian!) - there is a lot of history to learn about, and not just shipping...More

Thank Gordon R
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback, much appreciated!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Took our eight year old for a visit and she was very interested:) Lovely building and great facilities for families. Was great to be able to buy appropriate souvenirs too. Cafe on site as well:)

Thank Jeannette F
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, it is much appreciated. We are always working to improve on the activities for our younger visitors.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Visited recently before boarding the Spirit of Tasmania. Spent about 2 hours here looking at the exhibits. Hubby and kids (bigger ones) enjoyed the simulator. Great value for entry and $2 for simulator. Well worth a visit. Easy parking.

Thank Christine791
Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a great place this is, full of interesting information and pictures etc. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Don't miss it!

Thank sallyl542014
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for the great feedback!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

So much to see and take in guides very knowledgable and very glad to pass on some inform Nation on the exhibits

Thank Raymond C
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for the the great comments - much appreciated!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were glad to have visited this Centre which has a wealth of history and is very informative. They have managed to showcase the hardship of the pioneers who lost and conquered the strait. The staff are absolutely knowledgeable and the simulator was great entertainment...More

Thank Chepe L
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Interesting museum & coffee shop. Worth a visit great coffee & the staff are lovely well worth a visit.

Thank Jenni T
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we do our best to make every visit a positive experience!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very interesting experience. A lot of information on the Maritime history of Tasmania. The 'old salt' on duty was great - he had a wealth of information to pass on to visitors. Fantastic experience in the 3D booth manouvering ship thru a storm - great...More

Thank John S
Margaret D, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your great comments - much appreciated!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was amazed of the extensive information and detailed dedicated display work done by those generous people. Get there before 3pm as the cafe closes then, but be prepared to spend some time as there is so much to see and take in. I need...More

Thank Dazshelby
JessDCC, Customer Service Officer at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for the fantastic review, we are glad you enjoyed the Centre :)

Reviewed 8 July 2017

What a great informative and proactive experience for all. Ranging from historical information/displays. Value for money and a great meal had there. Highlight of visit for kids was the simulator experience of piloting a ship out through river and heads this conducted by extremely pleasant...More

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JessDCC, Customer Service Officer at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review, much appreciated.

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