Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum

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South Brisbane, Queensland

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412 Stanley Street,
South Brisbane,
Queensland
4101.

The Queensland Maritime Museum is a fantastic experience for the whole family. It features the historic warship Diamantina, the 1925 steam tug Forceful, the heritage listed South Brisbane Dry Dock, and a large collection of exhibits such as Jessica Watson's yacht Pink Lady. Visitors can board the Diamantina at her berth in the dry dock and access throughout the vessel is visitor friendly. The Diamantina has been restored to her 1945 condition and she is the only one of her kind left in the world. Completed in 1881, the South Brisbane Dry Dock housing the Diamantina and a lightship is the centrepiece of the Museum. Visitors can gain easy access to the dry dock and marvel at its construction and the large warship above them. Lighthouses are popular exhibits and the Museum has a very special presentation of lighthouse technology. The Maritime Museum can facilitate school and group visits, holds regular events and exhibitions, and runs education and research programs. The space can also be hired for functions and weddings throughout the year. It’s open daily between 9:30am and 4:30pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. Head to the website for more details. ...

Entry Cost

$16


Adult

Product Types

  • Galleries, Museums and Collections

Tourism Organisation

  • QLD - Brisbane Marketing

Facilities found here

  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Activities you can engage in

  • Walks

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WW2 frigate ex-HMAS Diamantina berthed in the heritage listed South Brisbane Dry Dock
Canvas kayak used by commandos during WW2
Wheelhouse aboard WW2 frigate HMAS Diamantina
Lens and pedestal from Cape Don Lighthouse
Lightship and warship Diamantina in the South Brisbane Dry Dock
Builders model of the passenger ship Otranto
The yacht Pink Lady that 16 year old Jessica Watson sailed around the world.
Display of small boats at the Maritime Museum
1945 era wooden speedboat built in Brisbane