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Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 1143
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399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 1143
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Always great to learn about the history of a place and how it all began, even if maritime isn't your thing it's well worth the visit. Run by volunteers who are eager to impart their knowledge of the area. Nice little cafe for some light...More

Thank rhinoman62
Reviewed 23 August 2017

An important maritime museum, presenting a collection of the local memorabilia from the last centuries. Fascinating history of famous captains, brave pilots, adventurous explorers, rough seas, tragedies and wrecks. A must sea for all who work on the sea.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It may not look much but once inside you will be surprised at the authentic heritage pieces that have been collected over the years. All done by volunteers with the help of Govt Subsidy but each room is detailed and must have been amazing that...More

Thank 141vivienneg
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The gentleman volunteering at the museum on the day we visited was so enthusiastic about this area and it's history. He gave us a quick but very comprehensive rundown on the history of north coast Tasmania and the founding/industry of Low Head before leaving to...More

Thank Yvette6572
Reviewed 3 June 2017

After visiting the museum we had lunch at the café and wow it was one of the best pies I have ever tasted. Oh, and the museum was great too, well thought out and interesting. Well worth the visit but make sure you go to...More

1  Thank DGandGG
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Small in size but full of interesting artefacts that tell the story of the pilots and maritime history of low head. At $5 entry you would have to be mad not to visit.

Thank Beach F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An informative and interesting look at the maritime history of the region. Some hands-on displays for kids to interact with, especially the Morse Code machine. Loads of interesting facts and details, especially about Hebe Reef & its shipwrecks. Entry was pretty cheap compared to most...More

Thank Ronnie V
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a fabulous museum and the marina still houses the pilot boat used to bring in and take out the big cargo ships as of yesteryear. There is a small cafe which serves light meals and refreshments at a reasonable price. The museum is...More

Thank tedindy
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is an excellent museum with history of the area, in the grounds of the pilot station. It is in a very large area composed of several houses, all built in the 19th century. It is fascinating and much larger than it appears from the...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Very cheap to visit. We were greeted by an elderly, retired boat pilot who knew the local waters and engaged us in stories of the river, piloting and various marine disasters. He was very informative and entertaining and helped put more...More

Thank judeles500
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