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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  • Located right on the river at one end of southbank. Good collection of marine exhibits, lighthouse display is really good. Concentrates on merchant marine rather navy. Star of the show is the... 
    Located right on the river at one end of southbank. Good collection of marine exhibits, lighthouse display is really good. Concentrates on merchant marine rather navy. Star of the show is the...  more »
  • We found so many items and displays of interest that time just flew by. The frigate Diamantina is the star, of course, and after five minutes on board it makes you realise how difficult life was for.....  more
    We found so many items and displays of interest that time just flew by. The frigate Diamantina is the star, of course, and after five minutes on board it makes you realise how difficult life was for.....  more »
  • My kids loved this place. Especially the battle ship. The kids spent a lot of time exploring the depths of this old ship. lots of brilliant displays inside and out. Well put together and easy to one.....  more
    My kids loved this place. Especially the battle ship. The kids spent a lot of time exploring the depths of this old ship. lots of brilliant displays inside and out. Well put together and easy to one.....  more »
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  • A great family experience! Maritime 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. Venue is always well maintained and people who work and care for this treasure... thank you!
  • I wish I could have been able to explore inside however from what I could see it's amazing and a nice walk.
  • Interesting museum to visit. Lots too see and volunteers are very helpful.
  • 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.
  • A must see for those interested in older engineering. Most of the ship is accessable and the guides are awesome volunteers.

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