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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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Address: Corner Davey & Argyle Streets | Carnegie Building, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 1427
09:00 - 17:00
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Interesting Museum

First time visit to this museum. The ground floor displays were historical and most interesting even for a non - sailor. Disappointing that the first floor gallery was closed on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David B
Melbourne, Australia
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Peter F
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to TMAG and the docks this is an excellent place to share Tasmania's Nautical History with the excellent volunteers who staff the Museum. You can browse for hours as there is so much to experience.

Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by on my way to my accommodation. I was welcomed into the museum by enthusiasts who new their history. The information in the museum was well designed and presented, Several video displays showed the history of whaling, thankfully no longer happening, whaling that is! Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to this museum. The ground floor displays were historical and most interesting even for a non - sailor. Disappointing that the first floor gallery was closed on the day of our visit

Thank David B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit - good history of early Hobart and the reliance on shipping. Names of the past evident. Well structured displays and helpful staff.

Thank GrahamMorrison
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum with some colleagues, all with a maritime background. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Very nice display of the maritime history of Tasmania.

Thank Richard4570
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Anne N
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 highly informative and encapsulates Tasmania's maritime History including the long defunct Whaling Industry.

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 times past with their highs and lows, and their successes and tragedies. Models, in a variety of sizes, of ships and boats were captivating in their precision.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits did so much to explain the nautical history of Hobart and Tasmania. The museum goes beyond the convict aspects of Tasmania's history and explores it's important commercial history. The staff are volunteers and have much to contribute to the museum and your visit.

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