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Queensland Maritime Museum

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For the entire family, the Queensland Maritime Museum is a fantastic adventure. It has several famous exhibits, including Jessica Watson's yacht Pink Lady, the historic battleship Diamantina, the 1925 steam tug Forceful, the heritage-listed South Brisbane Dry Dock, and more. The Maritime Museum supports and assists with group, and school visits, hosts frequent events and exhibitions, and conducts research and education activities. Popular lighthouse exhibits may be found at the Museum, which also features a unique presentation of lighthouse technology.

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Gabriel De la torre
April 23, 2023
Very well organized and explained maritime museum. 18$ per adults is worth the experience. Mainly replicas of histocally important ships and stories, as well as artifacts.
Alan Walmsley
Alan Walmsley
April 12, 2023
Not a place to miss. The museum, the beloved child of a band of devoted volunteers, takes you back in time to when shipping was queen - and unbelievably dangerous. The stories of the steemers and shipwrecks of Queensland is told, the tale being often sad. There are artefacts, photos, models, and maps that tell us all about the life of Australian ships. Outside, a collection off ships are on display; the story of the frigate HMAS Diamantina is evocative and you you can experience that by exploring the ship from top to bottom.
Peter Royle
January 26, 2023
Very good well presented museum. Staffed by older generation volunteers who were very helpful and informative.nLoads to see, lots of model shop engineers that can be started at the push of a bottom.nGreat presentations in different sections on historical Brisbane, immigration, lighthouses. Loads of wonderful models of famous Brisbane related vessels.nWW11 destroyer that you can climb all over.nSet aside a half day to do it justice.nIt's right beside one of the City Cat/ Kitty Cat stops on the south shore so access is very easy.
Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg
November 14, 2023
A must see for those interested in older engineering. Most of the ship is accessable and the guides are awesome volunteers.
phoenix L
phoenix L
October 29, 2023
I wish I could have been able to explore inside however from what I could see it's amazing and a nice walk.
Jacqueline Hedditch
Jacqueline Hedditch
October 23, 2023
The weather was against us today. Unfortunately that meant the outdoor exhibits were closed but we were given a discounted rate for the indoor section. We were told indoors might only provide half an hour of interest to us - an hour and a half later we left with a great deal more knowledge than we came with. Highly recommend even if it's wet and you can't see outdoors. Will be back next trip to see the rest.
Col Payn
Col Payn
September 1, 2023
This is about my 4th visit and I am still finding interesting facts. On the other hand this was my partners 1st visit and she also loved it. We only left as they were about to close up. We will be returning sometime soon.
Milton Kaloudis
August 17, 2023
Much better than what I expected. You can easily spend hours here exploring.
Scott Mckellar
Scott Mckellar
August 5, 2023
Great insight into maritime history including wartime. Particularly interesting was the different instruments used over the years and the montage of different ships.
Helga Davidson
August 4, 2023
Great Maritime history. Esp women in the service. Amazing setup. Very brave men to go on open water in the old sailing ships!!
Leona Welham
August 1, 2023
This was the highlight of our trip to Brisbane. To our surprise a stunning model of the Otranto, the ship my father travelled on to Australia. Also Lucinda cabin is a beautiful reminder of Brisbane's history. Hope our government will support this museum to remain for the future.
Russell Russell
July 8, 2023
Interesting museum to visit.nLots too see and volunteers are very helpful.
July 3, 2023
A great family experience!nMaritime has such a rich history steeped in tradition and this museum has a fantastic collection of maritime relics from yesteryear. From light house evolution to navigation displays, relics from vessels of significance and the majesty of HMAS DIAMANTINA. The dry dock was closed so could not view the ship from beneath but apart from that... I very much enjoyed learning about the constantly evolving maritime industry and so did my son.nVenue is always well maintained and people who work and care for this treasure... thank you!
Chris williams
April 29, 2023
Before I start this post for the Queensland Maritime Museum I must point out that I am a volunteer here at the Museum.nI have volunteered at the museum for the last 10 years after I retired from the Department of Education Brisbane. It is such a great place to visit with your family and the kids will love our warship the Diamantina.nThey can check out and operate the 4 inch guns, go down into the engine room and see the Captain's cabin.nThere are many other displays to visit. So search our website site for all the details and come in and see us!nYou won't be disappointed!
Nick McG
Nick McG
September 17, 2023
Held an incredible event last Friday Night at QMM, onboard the historic HMAS Diamantina!!nnVenue hire for the space has to be one of the most affordable in town, for such an amazing venue!nnStaff & support staff were unbelievably helpfully and accommodating to work with, both Pre, During & Post event.nnCould not recommend enough holding an event at the QMM.nnWe will be back in the near future to hold other function/events!!

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 09:30 - 16:30
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