– 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 CHALLENGING ENTRANCE INTO 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.
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum is OPEN 7 days We hope to see you in the museum soon. Enjoy exploring real objects from our past and discover the stories at the heart of this maritime town. Be surprised when you step inside. Please Stay Safe.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Covid 19 safety measures include hygiene controls, large indoor and outdoor display areas and 1.5m distancing.
We welcome group visits. Please contact John Sisley, Administration Manager, to discuss a tour or visit.
To maintain the safety and good health of our volunteer staff please defer your visit if you have any cough, sore throat or other symptoms. Thanks for your understanding.
The Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Tours, managed by QMM, remain suspended until further notice. Contact QMM on 03 52583440.
Hours: Open 7 days 11am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day - am only
Children (4 - 14): $5.00
Under 4yrs: Free
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
See our newest exhibit
You can help restore this vessel by purchasing a book in our special offer. Discover the pilot service history or be charmed by the beautifully illustrated children's book Defiance to the Rescue
Folks, below is a link to the Victorian Collection website. This will allow you to access their site where you can review some of our artefacts we have on display in our Museum.
New Exhibition 6-29 May at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Remarkable Stories of Australians and Their Boats.
With over 1000 rivers and a coast that stretches for more than 36,000kms Australia abounds with stories of people who have lived and worked on the water.
Queenscliff's own tales of rescue and adventure are enthralling.
This national touring exhibition is presented by the Australian Maritime Museums Council and the Australian National Maritime Museum.