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Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Closed to the Public until Further Notice

18 March, 2020.  The Committee of Management of Queenscliffe Maritime Museum has regretfully made the decision to close the museum to public visitors until further notice due to the continuing risk of the Covid-19 Virus outbreak. We will keep you informed by our website posts about our activities and when normal hours resume. Thank you…

POINT LONSDALE LIGHTHOUSE TOURS SUSPENDED

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum is suspending all Point Lonsdale Lighthouse tours for the public on Sunday mornings and all group tours from 13 March, 2020 until further notice.  The tours have run by arrangement with the Port of Melbourne and Vicports for many years and the museum has been advised to suspend tours due to the…

Fishy Tales at The Boatshed, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Stories from the Pilots – NOW POSTPONED Saturday 21 March, 2020  7.30pm FISHY TALES IS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS RISKS (16 March, 2020) The Port Phillip Sea Pilots and their distinctive orange launches are a popular part of the history of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale and still a vital service to shipping today….

Twilight Tours at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse January 2020

Twilight Tours return to Point Lonsdale Lighthouse this summer, every Saturday evening in January.  Discover the beauty of Point Lonsdale surf beach at twilight on a guided tour to the top of the lighthouse.  Volunteer guides from the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum will share the history of the lighthouse and then enjoy a birds’ eye view…

QUEENSCLIFFE MARITIME MUSEUM LIBRARY AT QUEENSCLIFFE

A dedicated QMM section of titles from our Library is now on display at Queenscliffe Library. The complete QMM Library Catalogue is also available on-line via the Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation website. This enables access to our book collection not available with the limited staff and space resources at QMM. Browse the catalogue at www.grlc.vic.gov.au

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND 2018 – 3RD WEEKEND IN AUGUST SINCE 1998

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum will again celebrate International Lighthouse Weekend on August 18 & 19, 2018 The event is conducted at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse in conjunction with Geelong Amateur Radio Club members. Point Lonsdale Lighthouse will be open for guided tours on Saturday and Sunday plus a flag raising ceremony and Foghorn soundings. Call 0490 550…

JAZZ IN THE BOATSHED – SUNDAY AUGUST 26, 2018 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Steve Murphy and friends will warm us up with their favourite Jazz tunes. As always, this event takes place in the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Boatshed, amongst historic boats and boat building tools. Refreshments will be available – nibbles, and drinks at Bar prices. For Bookings call 5258 3440. QUEENSCLIFFE MARITIME MUSEUM 2 Wharf Street  Queenscliff…

MODEL BOAT SHOW 2018

On Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September the skills of model boat makers will be on display in the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum. Model vessels of all classes are replicated in fine detail by craftspeople with a love for boats and their heritage. The display is open 10:30 am – 4.00 pm both days. Local model…

BOOK LAUNCH DECEMBER 9TH

YOU’RE INVITED: BOOK LAUNCH 11.00am 9th December 2017 The Personal Diary of John Clark Junior From Queenscliff to the Goldfields A  record of life in 1800s Victoria Join us at the Queenscliff Maritime Museum, next Saturday morning, to learn about the collaboration between our Historian Les Irving-Dusting and local Writer and Publisher Greg Wane in…

SOUNDS OF SUMMER 2018

Point Lonsdale Boardriders Club presents Lighthouse Sounds of Summer – a free community event in Point Lonsdale ·        Every Saturday evening in January, ·        From 6.00pm until 9.00pm ·        Lighthouse Reserve, Point Lonsdale. ·        Sausage sizzle and bar available. ·        Come early. Entry is Free! ·        For full band line-up go to www.pointlonsdaleboardriders.com ·        Lighthouse Twilight Tours…

BOOK LAUNCH A SUCCESS!!

The launch of  Lorraine de Kleeuver’s new children’s book Trouble at ‘Joanna Shipwreck’ was a great success! Pictured here are some of the participants and the relics from the shipwreck ‘Joanna’ that were loaned to us by Heritage Victoria and displayed in the museum.

VOLUNTEERS BBQ

Several of our treasured volunteers recently enjoyed a bbq as a chance to say thank you and to mingle with fellow volunteers. We were also joined by our next door ‘neighbours’ – the crew working on the restoration of the “Margaret Pearl” – a project we have all been watching with great interest.

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