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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  • I was really hoping to come here and learn all about the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, but there's one tiny little section for it. There's alot about the war here and it's all ship related.I guess I wa...  more »
  • On our first day in Hobart, as we love wandering around to get the feel of the place, we came across this museum which immediately drew our attention to look through. We were not disappointed. Greeted...  more »
  • My partner and I visited this museum at the last minute. I particularly liked the war display that was on at the time but the whole museum was fascinating for us. If you are not into maritime history ...  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.