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 itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Queensland Maritime Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum is a great place to take kids because they can wander through the ships, see the inner workings of the boats, motors and learn a ton about boating of all types. They had an amazing collect...  more »
  • This is a must see for young and old. For the old to reminisce and the young to appreciate what those who have gone before have done for us today. One must set aside a good couple of hours to fully co...  more »
  • Friendly knowledgeable staff. Informative displays in the Museum. The boat was not crowded as I walked around, so I could spend time in each area of interest.  more »
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  • 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!
  • HMAS Diamantina in the 19th Century dry dock excites kids of all ages! We can swing the turrets and elevate her 4 inch guns, plus visit the engine room with twin steam engines.
  • Very good and awesome that you can go down into the dry dock now. Seems like some work needs to be done on the inside now. There some great stuff in there but it's not being used to its full potential.
  • Fantastic location on the water with a serene view of the water and city. The historic ambience of the structure and ship combine to make this a place I will be coming back to. Strongly recommend.
  • Brings back memories..