Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart

(4.1/5 based on 300+ 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
  • We stopped in for about an hour (too short a time, but we were limited). The museum has actual mementos from the last century in various displays. The arrangement is excellent and "flows." There is an...  more »
  • I greatly enjoyed the permanent exhibitions in this museum (the first floor), a subject which I feel is important in understanding Hobart's and Tasmania's history since maritime history is so importan...  more »
  • What a great Maritime Museum. We thought that nothing would rival San Francisco's but this place does. Allow a couple of hours!  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.