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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  • Very handy to the waterfront in a classic old building. Interesting collection of exhibits, worth a visit.  more »
  • I love model boats. This place is heaven. The history of the island, both economic and marine, is depicted in model boats and assorted good displays. Oh, the workmanship. Oh, the intrepid tales. The m...  more »
  • To quote Ray Lawler. A lovely museum with much to appreciate. A real gem. Congrats to the voluntary staff.  more »
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  • While this museum is rather small, it’s fantastic. Very informative and gives a great lesson on Tasmania’s maritime history. It’s well laid out with the displays in a chronological order so it’s easy to follow along. Children from about 10 and up would enjoy this museum, and most adults would too. I’m not particularly interested in maritime and boat related things but I enjoyed myself regardless.
  • Great display. Saw the Richard Bennett exhibition it was amazing.
  • 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.
  • A must see when in Hobart! We will always remember this place because we bought a jacket with the logo of the museum :-)
  • A good place to visit while you’re in cbd. Many exhibitions ranged a long time of history.

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