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 well presented, many interesting and fascinating exhibits outlininig Tasmania's maritime history. Allow about an hour or so for the visit.  more »
  • Excellent maritime museum close to the Constitution Dock the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery. Excellent collection of artifacts and models from Tasmania maritime history. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • We hadn't planned to visit the museum until we happened upon it. I thoroughly enjoyed looking around but was a tad disappointed that there was not more about the earlier history as that seemed to be l...  more »
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  • A nice small museum with a great display of Tasmania's maritime history, ranging from boat models, to photo's, relics and displays. The souvenirs at the end are interesting and nautical themed and the staff are very friendly. With only $10 per ticket, it's a great way to experience Tasmania's maritime history.
  • A small but very well presented Museum right in the heart of Hobart just off Constitution Dock. Run by volunteers. Well choosen exhibits and thoughtfully researched. The upper level hosts major exhibitions, while I was there last the space was taken by an exhibition of photographs of the Hobart classic taken over the last 50 years by the noted photographer Richard Bennett and his daughter.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful range of Model Ships and an amazing Maritime collection, definitely need to have a come back again. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  • A small and inexpensive but fascinating museum, well worth a visit, friendly volunteer staff.

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