Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart

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At Maritime Museum of Tasmania, find informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early European explorers, and whalers. Learn why the sea is so important to Tasmania and its residents and how the maritime industry developed. The historic building houses ship models and over 100,000 photos. Treasures include a hatchway from Joseph Conrad’s barque Otago and the eagle stern-board from the 1856 American whaler Islander. Using our custom trip planner, Hobart attractions like Maritime Museum of Tasmania can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Our family went with 5,3 and 1 yo. Models great for kids to see. Amazing original paintings and equipment to see. Its quite small but good size for small kids. Can really see why Hobart has its beauti...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    This is an excellent maritime museum of Tasmania. Interesting display and exhibits. From Colony days to modern times.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Went here not really knowing what to expect, there was a lot of info to read, lots of model ships, amazing paintings, and a few videos to watch. Included war history, Australian history, Tasman Bridge...  more »
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  • September 12, 2017
    The museum is a good place to explore some of Tasmania's maritime history. Both past and more recent history are represented, although the general focus is skewed more towards Tasmania's colonial past. The entry fee was $10 per adult, which seemed a bit steep, but it's a volunteer museum with little funding so it can be justified.
  • August 13, 2017
    Great displays, history of Tasmania during wartime. Friendly staff felt welcomed and enjoyed the experience
  • July 8, 2017
    Awesome display of maritime. Kids learnt so much
  • June 4, 2017
    Interesting and we'll attended by volunteer helpers.
  • January 26, 2016
    Meh. Takes about 45mins but perhaps you could stretch to 2 hours if you read absolutely everything. Staff are friendly. Very small but well laid out. If you're into ships in a big way, I suspect this would be fascinating...

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