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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 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.

 

Facebook Queenscliffe Maritime MuseumQueenscliffe 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 email info@maritimequeenscliffe.org.au for inquiries.

Covid 19 safety measures include hygiene controls, large indoor and outdoor display areas.

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

 

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

Latest news

Pilot Vessel Mavis III Docks at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

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

 

TO ORDER THESE BOOKS

 

 

Discover more about some of the artefacts displayed in our museum at Victorian Collections.

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum (victoriancollections.net.au)

The brigantine TORONTO at the Heads of Port Phillip VictoriaSailing Ship Toronto at the entrance to Port Phillip

7 postcards depicting Pilot Stations in Queenscliff and Westernport, Pilot launches 'Hawk II', 'Petrel', 'Thorsen' and launches welcoming Square Rigger 'Dar Mlodziezy in 1988

Port Phillip Sea Pilots Postcard

 

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If Christmas shopping is on your mind or you are looking for a good Summer read, call into the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and browse our little gift shop for some interesting maritime stories.

May be an image of 1 person, book and text that says "Death 625 at Sea The Bass Strait ferrytragedy ferry tragedy GREGORY WANE"

May be an image of text that says "true story. Passenger ferry Coogee, out from Launceston, was steaming through thick Strait Christmas Captain Û anxious get ship passengers Melbourne time Christmas dinner. Also Bass Strait that night was barque Fortunato Figari drifting foggy, windless conditions. Harry Dixon, lookout th sailing ship's starboard suddenly steamship tog, bow. Harry leai the rigging before the ships was 3.45am Christmas morning MINI-BOOK HISTORY SERIES NUMBER 9 780980 866353> PROUDLY PRODUCED IN SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA"

May be an image of 1 person and book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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