– 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 again for visitors from regional Victoria. 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. Masks and ID required. Melbourne, we hope to see you soon. 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. Currently, restricted numbers apply to some indoor spaces. Please register for contact tracing.
If you are planning a group visit please contact John Sisley, Administration Manager, to discuss.
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. We hope to see you in the Museum soon.
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
Boat Shed will honour Queenscliff Boatbuilder
The Museum’s Boat Building Shed has been named in honour of long-time Museum member and iconic local boat builder Gil Allbutt who passed away last year.
Now called the Gil Allbutt Boat Shed. Gil was proud to work with a group of dedicated volunteers spearheading the building of the shed, which has seen many wonderful projects come to life under its roof.
Follow Fisherman's Friday and find out about the characters who worked in Queenscliff's fishing industry, and whose images are captured in Mike Birrell's Portrait Collection in the museum.