Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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
Immerse yourself in our superb maritime museum, where you'll discover shipbuilder's models and explore local history via artefacts, exhibits and tales of daring and bravery. Test your skills as you captain our life-like ship simulator and navigate the challenges of the Mersey River and Bass Strait. Included in your ticket price. Enjoy or changing exhibition programs and get involved in our specialist talks, workshops, school tours and learning activities. Find your perfect souvenir at our delightful gift shop, specialising in maritime gifts, Tasmanian made products, science kits and toys. Sit-back and enjoy the views with a glass of wine or a coffee…or indulge in a delicious coastal lunch from Marion Storm Café.* All located along Devonport's stunning river foreshore, between the city centre and The Devonport Bluff. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday Adult $10 Child $5 Concession/Student $8 Family (up to 6 kids) $25.
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Heather G
30 contributions
Feb. 2023
Lots to see and make sure you try the simulator.
The coffee shop was excellent so make sure you try their homemade treats.
Written 7 March 2023
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Cate
Auckland, New Zealand111 contributions
Nov. 2022
In a great location in the ex-Harbour Master’s residence, and overlooking Bass Strait, this place is a maritime gem. We especially enjoyed the displays about the various ferries which have linked Tassie to the mainland, and the one about Tassie war heroes - including Sir John Collins and Teddy Sheean.
But there is so much other history as well. Highly recommended.
Afterwards we enjoyed a delicious coffee and food at the cafe next door.
Written 7 February 2023
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MAW
Melbourne, Australia334 contributions
Oct. 2022
The staff here were very helpful with details of a tie long gone, a few really interesting displays and the interactive one is great for all ages!
Written 8 January 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,271 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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Hi Dan, Thank you for your review!
Written 28 July 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
5 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, Australia446 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, Australia2,012 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
4 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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