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Port Albert Maritime Museum

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Address: Wharf Street, Port Albert, Victoria, Australia
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Dramatic Maritime Historical Artifacts! Brilliant, Award Winning Presentation!

A most absorbing journey into the past of Port Albert as a gateway to the spreading occupation of Victoria, via Gippsland, during the gold explorations of the time. Port Albert... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A most absorbing journey into the past of Port Albert as a gateway to the spreading occupation of Victoria, via Gippsland, during the gold explorations of the time. Port Albert was one of the major centres of influence, whilst sail dominated. Then, as rail replaced sail, its influence waned and petered out. The artifacts and stories contained in the award... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

An amazing array of maritime artifacts and displays, would not be out of place in any major city museum. This includes in the main entry area, cannons, a Breeches Buoy, and RAAF Crash Boat. You will also find a fully fitted out Communications and Navigation room, Shipwreck Alley displaying items from the “Clonmel” and other wrecks, a display of gold... More 

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Lutjenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, detailed and interactive. Small rooms with a lot of things inside. Costs 6 Dollars. Absolutely worth it!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is an excellent collection of maritime paraphernalia of all kinds. Early navigation equipment through to the start of GPS navigation. Interesting to see how large the early GPS were. The early rescuer equipment like the rocket system that can send a rope 300+m out to a boat in distress is also very interesting. Don't miss the outdoor display.

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Fish Creek, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fascinating little museum full of interesting bits and bobs of early history of Port Albert and the district of Gippsland. Learn about whaling, gold rush days, Chinese market gardens, shipwrecks and more. The Port Albert Maritime Museum is open daily from 1 September to 31 May inclusive, 10.00am - 4.00pm. From 1 June to 31 August it is open only... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

You can spend a few hours in the history museum looking at all the areas of time. the museum is situated in the original bank building where all the gold from Walhalla was shipped from , up to 1000oz per day. The history going back to the original settlement in 1843 was quite informative and most interesting...

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Thank Doug H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Saw a lot of history of the Gippsland ports and life in the early Gippsland times. Very interesting displays of lighthouse equipment.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Check their opening hours before making it a destination cuz it's a bit of a drive for just the museum. It IS in the heart of the beautiful wharf area where you can fish and picnic. Wild Fish restaurant is also great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

A great museum, in what was the old bank! Really cool building. The admission fee is really reasonable, they have a lot of great items inside, with a little courtyard at the back, very nice. Really worth a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We thought this would have been one of those hick little local museums but this one is really good. Packed full of interesting things and not just junk. Well laid out. Could spend a lot of time in there.

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