Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane

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A large, well-tended complex on the banks of the Brisbane River, Queensland Maritime Museum documents the history of naval activity in the region. The museum features some life-size examples of ships and boats, as well as a library that contains documents, pictures, and a variety of artifacts related to maritime life. Founded in 1971, Queensland Maritime Museum hosts as many as 35,000 visitors each year. Take a look at our Brisbane trip site to schedule your visit to Queensland Maritime Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Has an air of old men about it and some of the indoor exhibits could do with some modernisation but our two little boys LOVED it.  more »
  • We love to pop in here every now and then. There are some fascinating exhibits. It can be incorporated into a trip around Brisbane: a wander along the South Bank with a stop for something to eat, a vi...  more »
  • We were planning on having a quick look on the way to GOMA....well this ended up being the star attraction! At first we were a little put off by the price to enter but honestly after touring it I feel...  more »
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  • Excellent historical more recent operational maritime museum. Audio history available and individualised for self paced tour.
  • Love it, HMAS Diamantina is really interesting, and other exhibits are good. Staff are great too.
  • Absolutely brilliant. I loved exploring the ships with the kids.
  • Before I start this post for the Queensland Maritime Museum I must point out that I am a volunteer here at the Museum. I 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. They can check out and operate the 4 inch guns, go down into the engine room and see the Captain's cabin. There are many other displays to visit. So search our website site for all the details and come in and see us! You won't be disappointed!
  • A good heritage site. Very interesting

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