– est 1986
"Escape into Queenscliff's fascinating maritime past..."
EXPERIENCE TALES OF THE SHIP WRECKS, LIFEBOATS, FISHERMEN, RESCUES, LIGHTHOUSES, SHIPPING & BOATING, AND ALL THE MARITIME HERITAGE AROUND THE 'RIP' (THE ENTRANCE TO PORT PHILLIP FROM BASS STRAIT).
The Museum was established to preserve and display the last lifeboat, the 'Queenscliffe', which served for 50 years until she was retired from service in 1976. The restored 'Queenscliffe' now forms the core of the museum display, surrounded by rare artefacts and objects illustrating the Lifeboat service since the 1850s.
The Museum's maritime collection is displayed in the Museum itself, as well as in the Museum grounds where you can explore maritime relics and several historic buildings housing various displays. Make sure you browse the Museum's nautical Gift Shop for that perfect keepsake.
*OPEN 11.00AM - 4.00PM DAILY (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day - am only)*
OPEN 11.00am - 4.00pm DAILY
(closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day - am only)
Children (4 - 14): $5.00
Under 4yrs: Free
Available by prior appointment - tour guide included
(no fixed minimum numbers - negotiable).
School (Primary/Secondary): $5.00
School (Tertiary/TAFE): $7.00