The Museum conducts guided tours which take approximately an hour and can be tailored to suit specific groups such as students, youth clubs or adult community groups.
Our guides have an extensive knowledge of the maritime history of Queenscliff and Southern Port Phillip and they make the tours interesting, informative and exciting. All tour guides have Working With Children checks.
Contact the Museum by phone on 03 5258 3440 between 11.00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday or contact us by email to book a tour. Tour bookings should be made at least 2 weeks ahead so that we can organise our guides.
When requesting a tour please advise the approximate number in the group and the number of teachers/carers who will attend. For school tours we need to know the age level so the guide can tailor the tour to suit your group. We can also tailor the tour to your special interests, shipwrecks, Port Phillip history, or for the subject area students are studying.
The Museum can provide worksheets for students on request or you may design your own worksheet with the help of information we can supply prior to the visit.
Tours can be paid for on the day by cash or cheque or a tax invoice can be issued. Teachers, assistants, carers and bus drivers are not charged admission.
Car/coach parking close by, wheelchair friendly facilities, toilets, nautical gift shop, short walk to Queenscliff shopping precinct, Historical Museum, Bellarine Tourist Railway, Fort Queenscliff, harbour, pier and ferry terminal.
If you want more information please contact Queenscliffe Maritime Museum on 03 52583440.
Note Children must be 5 years old and 90cm tall to climb the lighthouse.
Lighthouse tours are not suitable for people with heart pacemakers due to telecommunications equipment, or people who suffer claustrophobia or vertigo.
General Tour Admissions
Adult : $12
Concession/Student concession: $10
Child 5-14 years: $6
Available throughout the week by prior appointment - (tour guide included)
Adult/Concession/Student Concession: $10 per person
School: $6 per person
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse tours are held every Sunday morning 9.30am-12.30pm (last tour).
30-minute tours climb the spiral staircase to the lantern room. View the stunning coast and The Heads into Port Phillip.Lighthouse. Group tours still need half an hour (30mins) per tour and a maximum 8 people per tour, so please contact Queenscliffe Maritime Museum for arrangements.
Tours are run by volunteers of Queenscliffe Maritime Museum by arrangement with Ports Victoria (Melbourne) which runs the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. All guides have Working With Children checks and Certificate 2 First Aid.
AMENITIES: Parking and toilets nearby