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Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

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In the Navy!!

For all things maritime this is the place! There is a huge slice of history at the museum for those... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Not Bad

Cluttered, but still pretty good. Run by volunteers, and has a number of cool models. Even a life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“maritime museum”(18 reviews)
“la balsa”(7 reviews)
“entry fee”(8 reviews)
Regatta Avenue, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6681 1002
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All reviewsmaritime museumla balsaentry feemodel shipslas balsaslocal historyrun by volunteerskon tikiper adultwell worth the visitfantastic displaycouple of hoursfront counterexcellent value for moneyenjoyable visithelpful volunteersfew hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For all things maritime this is the place! There is a huge slice of history at the museum for those of you who feel the call of the sea!

Thank stephencball
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cluttered, but still pretty good. Run by volunteers, and has a number of cool models. Even a life size replica (or is it) of the con tiki.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely 2 hours wandering around this well run museum, so much to see and only $5.00 per adult the volunteers do an amazing job running this private museum. Enjoyed the Las Balsas exhibition and DVD presentation, really enjoyed.

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to wander about at your leisure, The displays are well layed out, with infomation supplied. They even have observation sheets printed out for the kids, Keeps the adults busy as well. Fantastic display of the Kon Tiki raft's in there...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As far as Naval museums go this would have to be one of the best privately run museums around. Not just a little hall with books and medals, this museum has full size attractions like the Le Balsa raft, massive model battle ships, interactive ships...More

Thank CamKylzHaydo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum and came out thinking this place was a treasure trove of artefacts and information! The actual raft “La Balsa” was so interesting and so too was the accompanying video. There were lots of other collections here that were unique. The amount...More

Thank ADE0818
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one very extensive museum. The volunteers have done an awesome job in keeping this museum as good as it is. They have information on anything Naval, or Shipping in this area. Well worth a visit!

Thank barbara s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is small but very interesting, and takes some time to see all the exhibits. It has a big raft as the centrepiece of the exhibits. There is a small entry fee.

Thank CountryLiz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Near the riverfront and in town, this was a great way to spend a few hours. Staff were friendly and entrance $5 for adults. I'm not specifically a maritime fan, but this was fascinating and I especially enjoyed learning about Las balsas expedition. They have...More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A must see if you have any interest in maritime or naval. The displays included a number of static artefacts of electronic warfare (dating from around WW2) that I have not seen up close before. Definitely worth the $5 admission price.

Thank WhyN0tMe
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Response from Cathie P | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be allowed to after asking the people at front desk and explaining why you need to. The men on the front desk were very helpful and informative when I was there. They could offer an alternative also. There... More