Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane
Stop 12 on Reflections of the river trail.
This Museum is actually on the edge of the Brisbane River at the end of South Bank. There are outdoor displays as well as indoors. On your wander around, you will see Model Ships, photos and paintings and the original Lighthouse from the entrance of the Brisbane river, A Steam Tugboat ("Forceful", built 1925), a Ships cabin, Wooden Boats and more.
Outside, you can actually go onto and in the ships. Make sure you hop on board the Diamantina (Wartime frigate) as you can have a look at the ships quarters, and get the feel of what it was like to live like this. Also in dry dock, is a funny looking small ship called the "Carpentaria"
Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (last entry 3:30 pm).
- Closed from 24th December to 26 December and Good Friday.
- Reduced opening hours occur on Anzac Day.
ADMISSION IN 2013...
adults $12 children $6
family $28 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15)
pensioners, seniors and students with card $11
I like maritime museums; however this one almost hit the tourist trap list for me. As you first enter the Museum, they have several models of sailing ships and descriptions of past voyagers. They have little on hands or interactive attractions, so I was almost falling asleep. However, once you make you way to the back of the museum it picks up a bit. And as a grand finally, you get to take an adventure aboard the frigate HMAS Diamantina.
In fact, the ship was the best part of the visit. They allow you to crawl around and visit the galley, medical, bridge and engine rooms. I think there wasn't much you couldn't see. This made the museum worth the visit and a good place to visit with kid’s age 8 yrs and up! There is also tour of the drydock available, but I passed.
Museum is strictly ran by volunteers so you patronage is appreciated.
family $16 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15)
pensioners, seniors and students with card $6
Dry Dock Tour Tickets (in addition to admission ticket)
family $10 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15 years)
It is open every day of the year, except 24 December to 26 December and Good Friday, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (last entry 3.30 pm). Reduced opening hours occur on Anzac Day.
A fairly large maritime museum that is home to the world's last river class frigate, the HMAS DIAMANTINA. Has all sorts of AUS maritime history, including a dry dock that houses the fore mentioned FFG. There are a couple of salty ol sailors that hang around to give tours, and will talk your ears off if you let them. A relly good time for under 10 bucks.
Discover the maritime history from the days of the early navigators to the present day.
Walk on the aboard of Diamantina to see from bridge to engine room.
Mon-Sun: 9.30am - 4.30pm ($6)