– 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.
The Museum is currently closed until further notice in response to the Covid-19 restrictions and in order to maintain the safety of our staff and volunteers.
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When it re-opens, Covid 19 safety measures include hygiene controls, large indoor and outdoor display areas and 1.5m distancing. 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.
Hours: The Museum is currently closed to the public in response to Covid 19 Please check back to the website for further notices. (Normal hours 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