Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart

(4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Our Hobart vacation generator makes visiting Maritime Museum of Tasmania and other Hobart attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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TripAdvisor
  • Originally we went in to avoid the rain but found it extremely interesting. There's was a small charge but worth it. 
  • The admission to this museum is only $10 per adult, which is quite reasonable. Whilst the museum isn't huge, you can easily spend an hour or two wandering among the displays. There is another floor up...  more »
  • For a small museum, this packs lots in: history, beautiful model ships, memorabilia, photographs and video footage. There was a travelling exhibition on the Australian navy's contribution in World War...  more »
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  • 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...
  • Worthwhile museum to see the history of Australia's discovery
  • Really interesting insight into maritime history
  • Interesting enough but at $9 for adults not really worth the trip inside when the much better Tasmania Museum is just down the road for free.
  • Some interesting displays, but not a very big museum.