Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart
(4.1/5 based on 260+ 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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  • This museum is clearly well-maintained and a lot of thought and effort has gone into its development. However, as someone without much knowledge of maritime history or even some of the basics of ship ...  more »
  • I was very happy to have visited. The exhibits are a great background for getting a better feel for Tasmania. 
  • The museum gives a very good account of Tasmania's fascinating maritime history. We spend an hour and a half there. Very informative displays. Rather an old-fashioned museum, which I did enjoy. 
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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.