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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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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...more
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6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
+61 3 6424 7100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Must see if you are in Devonport. One of the best museums around. Staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and polite. Nothing was too much trouble. There is heaps to see and read. I never knew that Devonport was such an important port in old...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on 16 Sept. Very friendly reception. Guides are very knowledgeable and full of stories. Had a go on the simulation - lots of fun! Thank goodness I don't steer a ship for a living! The simulation is an...More

Thank NthQueenslanders
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Plenty of maritime history on display here, from some of the early ships built here and sailed into the Mersey River, test your skills on the simulator sailing into either the Mersey River or Port Phillip Bay! Try not to run aground though!!

Thank jagron38
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited on a wet and extremely windy day. It was a perfect day to get some insight into the difficulties crossing the strait. I visited with my 14 year old daughter. We both found it fascinating. She particularly liked the interactive video game where...More

1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

My youngest daughter (9) asked to visit this museum whilst we were in Devonport on holiday. We spent over an hour listening to the stories our guide told us as well as completing an in-museum-fact-hunt. We had a great time and I would highly recommend...More

Thank karen w
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a very interesting museum and we spent an hour learning much about the maritime history of the Bass Strait. But it wasn't enough time because there is so much to read and explore. The Museum is very well laid out and is surprisingly...More

1  Thank JandPF
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Came across the maritime centre while driving around Devonport. Learnt so much more history about the ships etc from the very knowledgeable volunteer who we enjoyed chatting to. The models of the earlier ships which crossed Bass Strait were great. While viewing them we heard...More

1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the Bass Straight Maritime Centre, Chris who gave us a talk at the start was very informative and entertaining. We learnt a lot about Bass Straight, Flinders and Bass. The centre has lots of exhibits to view including lots of...More

1  Thank Saminda E
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little museum if you have an hour or 2 to kill the staff were very friendly ans and helpful with local knowledge. The simulator was pretty cool but in general the whole place was just laid out well and easy to read all the...More

Thank Quirke21
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Maritime museums are a dime a dozen but this one stands out for a number of reasons. Firstly it doesn't just focus on the local town of Devonport - although there is plenty about it. Rather this museum tells the visitor about Bass Strait and...More

1  Thank Paul L
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