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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TripAdvisor
  • A really well put together and interesting museum the staff are knowledgeable and personable and very helpful. The exhibits are presented in an engaging way. 
  • My final day in Hobart and Tasmania - an early start with a visit to The Maritime Museum. The Museum was opened by Queen Elizabeth in 2000. A small exhibit and easy to navigate within an hour but high...  more »
  • This was a museum which I thought would have the usual pieces of times past. However, I found it engrossing. The audio and illustrated displays, with their historical significance, brought to life the...  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.