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.
All Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Tours are suspended until further notice on the advice of Ports Victoria in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This includes the regular Sunday morning public tours and any group tours.
If you are impacted by this or want more information please contact Queenscliffe Maritime Museum on 03 52583440.
You can still view the lighthouse and historic foghorn shed from outside and enjoy the views of The Heads.
General Tour Admissions
Child (5-14yrs): $5.00
Available throughout the week by prior appointment - (tour guide included)
School (Primary/Secondary): $5.00
School (Tertiary/TAFE): $8.00
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 currently suspended due to Covid pandemic, June 2022). 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