Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart

4.4
#3 of 15 in Museums in Hobart
At Maritime Museum of Tasmania, find informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early European explorers, and whalers. Learn why the sea is so important to Tasmania and its residents and how the maritime industry developed. The historic building houses ship models and over 100,000 photos. Treasures include a hatchway from Joseph Conrad’s barque Otago and the eagle stern-board from the 1856 American whaler Islander. Using our custom trip planner, Hobart attractions like Maritime Museum of Tasmania can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good exhibitions of local maritime history with attentive and knowledgeable staff and volunteers around for added value. Not the biggest museum but well worth a visit. Have to confess a sailing/naval....  more »
  • Very interesting museum about Tasmania and Australia's maritime history. Some great exhibits and artwork. Great stories.  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit that is educational and fun! Definitely one of my top 5 hidden gems in Hobart and a must see if you want to immerse yourself in Tasmanian history and culture!
  • Really enjoyed discovering this little museum! Plus, the man at the counter was really friendly and offered a discount rate to both of us! The museum has a very interesting collection of miniature ships, replicas and remaining items from shipwrecks! It was really fascinating to discover some stories about Tasmanian waters. Definitely something to do while in Hobart :)
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