Lighthouses at Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has assisted Queenscliffe Maritime Museum in the establishment of an exhibition featuring lighthouse technology. AMSA has provided examples of equipment including, flashers, fresnel lens, signal lamps, ventilators, timing mechanisms, sun valves, drum lens, switches, hoods, change over lamps and light panel equipment which for many years helped guide small and large vessels safely around the Australian coast.
Wall panels depict the Bass Strait lighthouses and describe lighthouse operations and technology. Visitors to the Museum may stand inside the lens from a lighthouse and see how the prisms distort light and shapes.
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum conducts pre-booked guided tours of Point Lonsdale lighthouse. The 1928 Fog Horn shed, restored by Queenscliffe Maritime Museum volunteers may also be viewed.
Go to the Tours page for further information.