Escape for a short while into Queenscliff's fascinating past. The ship wrecks, the rescues and lifeboat, and the Sea Pilots who continue to bring ships safely through the Rip and into Port. You will experience all of this and much more at the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum.
The Museum is open 7 days per week. The Museum has developed from the time when the last Queenscliff lifeboat was offered to the Borough of Queenscliffe for care and display. At a public meeting held in Queenscliff on March 13 1980 a committee was formed to investigate how the lifeboat could be preserved. This led to the formation of the Queenscliffe Lifeboat Preservation Society Incorporated which oversaw the early stages of restoration of the vessel and the establishment of the museum.
The Maritime Museum building was opened in 1986 to display the lifeboat. Since then, the Museum has expanded to cover the maritime history of Queenscliffe, Southern Port Phillip and the Bass Strait interface. In 1998 the name was changed to the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum to better reflect the ever expanding collection.
Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Closed - Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day
Phone: + 61 3 5258 3440
Wharf Street Queenscliff, VIC, Australia 3225 (Melways Ref: 499-H9)
General Public Tours every Sunday morning
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Conditions Apply (see Tours page)
Book on 0419 513 007