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DISCOVER THE FASCINATING PAST OF QUEENSCLIFF, SOUTHERN PORT PHILLIP & BASS STRAIT

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– est 1986

"Escape into Queenscliff's fascinating maritime past..."

EXPERIENCE TALES OF THE SHIP WRECKS, LIFEBOATS, FISHERMEN, RESCUES, LIGHTHOUSES, SHIPPING & BOATING, AND ALL THE MARITIME HERITAGE AROUND THE 'RIP' (THE ENTRANCE TO PORT PHILLIP FROM BASS STRAIT)

The Museum was established to preserve and display the last lifeboat, the 'Queenscliffe', which served for 50 years until she was retired from service in 1976. The restored 'Queenscliffe' now forms the core of the museum display, surrounded by rare artefacts and objects illustrating the Lifeboat service since the 1850s.

The Museum's maritime collection is displayed in the Museum itself, as well as in the Museum grounds where you can explore maritime relics and several historic buildings housing various displays. Make sure you browse the Museum's nautical Gift Shop for that perfect keepsake.

PLEASE NOTE that from March 18, 2020 the museum will be temporarily closed to the public in response to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak. Please check back to keep updated on when we will resume normal hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Currently Closed to the public (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day - am only)

General admission

Adult: $10.00

Concession: $8.00

Children (4 - 14): $5.00

Under 4yrs: Free

Group bookings

Available by prior appointment - tour guide included (no fixed minimum numbers - negotiable).

Adult/Concession: $10.00 / $8.00

School (Primary/Secondary): $5.00

School (Tertiary/TAFE): $5.00

Available by prior appointment - tour guide included (no fixed minimum numbers - negotiable)

Adult/Concession: $10.00

School (Primary/Secondary): $5.00

School (Tertiary/TAFE): $5.00

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