Fort Queenscliff Museum

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Fort Queenscliff Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
About
Great Family Entertaiment, enjoy the rare opportunity to tour a 19th century Coastal Artillery Fort. Amongst underground magazine, inside the Keep, fascinating artifacts and historial objects is the opportunity to try on uniforms from different moments in time. Walking tour approx 1 hr and 1/2 with a one of our friendly, knowlegable Tour Guides.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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John V
16 contributions
Finally, got to see inside the walls.
Nov. 2021
1.5 hour guided tour was very interesting and entertaining. The fort is still an active military establishment, so security was tight. Proof of identity, and Covid vaccination was required.
Attractive buildings, including a magnificent basalt lighthouse.
I was particularly interested in the historic artillery, the magazines, the disappearing gun, the big blackpowder cannons, and the museum.
No public toilets, but arrangements can be made in an emergency.
Would be difficult in a wheelchair due to quite a few steps.
Mary, the volunteer guide was a terrific raconteur with lots of interesting stories.
Written 27 November 2021
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Travel Dude
Melbourne, Australia94 contributions
Fascinating
Jul. 2021
The Fort has a very Interesting history and great views. Lovely to walk around and see reminders of a different era. Worth it.
Written 12 November 2021
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Trish
Panton Hill, Australia6 contributions
Worthwhile.
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Great tour. Very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Came upon by chance but very happy with value. Thoroughly enjoyed and learnt about our military history.
Written 9 July 2021
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Rowan R Cortona
Cortona, Italy222 contributions
Most interesting tour
May 2021 • Solo
This is a very interesting historical tour which I really enjoyed
Queenscliff has a rich history and this is revealed during the tour of the Fort.
I Highly recommend a visit
Written 27 June 2021
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Daniel O
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
Fort Queenscliffe Tour well worth doing
May 2021 • Couples
The tour of the fort was a good length and very enlightening. The museum itself has fascinating stories and artifacts and I would like to have been able to spend more time there. Because we were part of a tour the time was limited. Visitors should note that this is an active military installation and you are only admitted with photo ID and you must join a tour group. Be sure to check ahead of time for opening days and hours as they are limited and get there 10 minutes early to be processed and to pay.
Written 17 May 2021
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Robyn M
25 contributions
Closed due to COVID-19
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We were looking forward to touring or looking around the fort & black lighthouse, but the times they allow this were very limited, & then we saw the sign that said it was closed, I believe this was due to COVID-19. None of this was on website or at Visitor Information Centre. Very disappointing!
Written 24 March 2021
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Colleen C
Bendigo, Australia66 contributions
Stunning views
Feb. 2021 • Couples
20 people started off on a cold, windy and misty rainy day. Our tour guide was both informative and interesting, the sun eventually shone and what stunning views of the Bay and the heads.
Written 23 February 2021
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Rodney A
1 contribution
A Hidden Gem
Jan. 2021
Established in an era when the Colony of Victoria was largely responsible for its own defence, the fort depicts the strategies that were deployed in this pre federation era, right through to the end of World War II. Tour guides Mary and Steve are passionate about the site and enthusiastically pass on their knowledge of the site and its history.
The tour lasts about 1.5 hours and is well worth the time for anyone visiting Queenscliff.
Written 19 January 2021
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XYU
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
An excellent tour!
Jan. 2021
It was a wonderful experience to explore the fort. The tour guides Marry and Dave were so nice and knowledgeable. They made the tour both informative and entertaining.
Written 14 January 2021
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Krishna
1 contribution
Must visit
Feb. 2020 • Solo
If you are even a tiny bit interested in history of australia and world wars this is go to place.
the guide, Mary, was absolute legend. 1.5 hour with her is better than any history class you will ever attend.
Recommended for solo or family fun equally.
fun fact - You also get to dress up as soldiers from world war era.
Written 3 March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Queenscliff Museum

Fort Queenscliff Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sat - Sun 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm