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Links to Austalian Maritime Museums






Australian Maritime Museums
  • Australian National Maritime Museum (Sydney, NSW)
    The vision of the ANMM is to be dynamic and innovative in managing and exploring Australia's maritime heritage in ways that inspire, delight and enlighten.
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Museum (Warrnambool Victoria)
    Created around the original 1859 Lighthouse and fortifications, Flagstaff Hill takes you back in time. By visiting our recreated maritime village and interpretive centre, you will hear, see and experience for yourself the hardships of those who sailed the high seas.
  • HMAS Castlemaine Museum Ship (Williamstown, Victoria)
    The Castlemaine was one of 60 Australian-built minesweepers (popularly known as corvettes) to defend Australia in World War II. She was gifted to The Maritime Trust of Australia in 1973 as a hulk. The Trust with volunteer support has faithfully restored the ship and it is now the last of the class still afloat.
  • Maritime Museum Listing
    A comprehensive listing of maritime museums in the USA, Europe, Aisa, Africa, the West Indies, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Maritime Museum of Tasmania (Hobart)
    Tasmania’s rich maritime heritage is reflected in the Museum’s collection where historic items, paintings and ships models combine with interesting display panels to unfold a series of fascinating stories.
  • Newcastle Maritime Centre (NSW)
    The Newcastle Region Maritime Museum is located in the heritage cargo shed at Lee Wharf. The centre will incorporate the workings of the port in telling the story of the continuing role that seafarers, shipping and the sea has played in the development of the community since 1804.
  • Port of Echuca Paddle Steamers and Port Museum (Victoria)
    Located just over 2.5 hours north of Melbourne, Port of Echuca is located on the banks of the Murray River, in the historic Port Precinct of Echuca. The Port is an authentic working steam port including paddlesteamer rides. Tread the boards on the huge red gum wharf, discover the underground bar and escape tunnel at the Star Hotel, see shipwrights and apprentices at work and visit the magnificent Bridge Hotel.
  • Portland Maritime Discovery Centre (Victoria)
    Located on Portland’s picturesque foreshore, the Maritime Discovery Centre is aptly positioned within the bounds of one of Australia’s finest deep water ports. The museum evokes many maritime themes allowing you to discover the mysteries of the sea and the traditions and lifestyle of the people who lived by the coast. Explore the treasures of our past and discover the stories and legends of shipwrecks and rescues.
  • Queenscliffe Maritime Museum (Victoria)
    The Maritime Museum building was opened in 1986 to display Queenscliff’s last Lifeboat and includes the maritime history of Queenscliff and Southern Port Phillip. A boatshed and many artefacts and historical buildings have become part of the Collection.
  • Queensland Maritime Museum (Brisbane)
    The Queensland Maritime Museum is situated on the banks of the Brisbane River at the southern end of South Bank Parklands. The Museum contains extensive collections of historical maritime artefacts, books, documents and photographs. The collection is displayed to the public in the galleries and grounds of the Museum under the broad headings of Navigation, Lighthouses, Ship Models, Marine Engines, Vessels, and the Dry Dock.
  • Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre (Garden Island, Sydney)
    The RAN Heritage Centre displays museum standard items of the Naval Heritage Collection seven days per week to the public. The Collection contains over 250 000 individual items from the more than 100 years of Navy's history. Many of these items will be rotated through the RAN Heritage Centre display galleries over the years to come.
  • SeaWorks Foundation - Melbourne
    Seaworks is a vibrant maritime precinct engaging the public in interactive and educational activities to recognise and celebrate our indigenous, Victorias white settlement, the gold rush period and local industrial history and heritage. Located on Williamstowns waterfront, at 82 Nelson Place, it offers Tall Ships, wooden boat building, changing events and a special place for a quiet drink in the Pirates Tavern.
  • South Australian Maritime Museum (Port Adelaide)
    The South Australian Maritime Museum is located close to the sea in Port Adelaide’s historic heart. Our aim is to explore South Australia’s connections to the sea and water environments and to make it fun and interesting!
  • Sydney Heritage Fleet (NSW)
    A community-based non-profit organisation, the Fleet’s mission is to: build and maintain an internationally recognised centre of excellence in maritime heritage for the benefit of all Australians by presenting through research, acquisition, conservation, restoration, education and operation, our continuing maritime history.
  • Townsville Maritime Museum (North Queensland)
    Located on the southern bank of Ross Creek, Townsville, the Museum provides a fascinating insight into the naval and maritime history of Townsville.
  • Western Australian Maritime Museum(Fremantle, Perth)
    As the first Museum of the Indian Ocean, the new Western Australian Maritime Museum looks at the past and our future as a community on the edge of the Indian Ocean. With significant historic objects and boats that highlight Western Australias sporting and adventure heritage, the exhibitions tell the stories of human endeavour that bring to life our maritime past.