to Mar 12


The Yanmar Wooden Boatshop 2018 Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong will be held over the Labour Day weekend commencing on Saturday 10th March and running until Monday 12th March in Geelong, Victoria.

The Queenscliffe Maritime Museum is going to be displaying 3-4 boats at the Festival...

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Children's Book Launch

Trouble at ‘Joanna Shipwreck’ Book Launch

Queenscliff Maritime Museum will be the setting for the launch of  Lorraine de Kleeuver’s new children’s book Trouble at ‘Joanna Shipwreck’. This is the third in a series of books about The Adventures of Felix and Pip, their super-friendly King Charles Spaniel and a happy-go-lucky water rat, on and around Port Phillip. The story begins and ends in Queenscliff and is set at the wreck of the “Joanna” which sank in 1857.

The other exciting thing about this launch, (apart from the fact that it is happening in our wonderful museum of course!), is that we will have some relics from the shipwreck on display in the museum. These have been loaned to us by Heritage Victoria. The artifacts will be on display from September 21 until the end of October.

The launch will take place at 11.00 am on Sunday September 24. Why not come along, check out the artefacts and purchase a book and have it signed by the author!


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to Aug 20

International Lighthouse Weekend

International Lighthouse Weekend

International Lighthouse Weekend is celebrated by over 400 lighthouses around the world.

The Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, together with the Geelong Amateur Radio Club, will be participating by opening the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse for tours on both Saturday and Sunday 19 - 20 August. Tours will be running every half hour starting at 9.30 am with the last tour at 3.30 pm.

The historic Compressed Air Fog Horn will sound at 10.30 am. 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm.

The Geelong Amateur Radio Club will be set up at the base of the Lighthouse and in the Museum's Marconi Shed.

As this is a very popular weekend, pre-bookings are strongly recommended.

Tour Prices:

Adult $10    (Concession $8)             

Children (5-14 years)  $5    

Bookings can be made on 03 5258 3440 / 0490 550 837.

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Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks: Queenscliffe


The AMMC, ANMM and the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum invite your participation in an Australian shipwrecks-themed exhibition development workshop. 

It will be held at the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum on Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 from 9.00am - 4.00pm. Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea is provided.

The one-day event will cover various aspects of exhibition development including labelling, design and object display, with practical sessions. The workshop will lead to the submission of content for a travelling display on Australia's shipwrecks.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 9.00am till 4.00pm

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, Wharf Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225

The workshops support regional and remote venues in the creation of content for the national travelling display and enable regional venues to share their shipwreck stories. Stories should be submitted by July 2017, and the display will be ready to tour by early 2018.

If you are interested in submitting a shipwreck story to the display, please register to attend one of the upcoming workshops by contacting;

Wendy Parker
03 5258 3440


Emily Jateff


The ANMM and the AMMC are working together to develop content for the graphic panel display, Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks. In an innovative international first, content for the display will be developed by YOU, the AMMC Membership, and merged into a nationally touring display by the ANMM. AMMC Members are introduced to the project at a series of workshops and given instruction on how to submit stories via the AMMC website for review.

ANMM is interested in producing a display that highlights Australian shipwrecks and increases public outreach. This collaborative project supports the AMMC in forging strong links with its current membership and extending its outreach to include additional members.

ANMM submitted an application to the Visions of Australia-Development program in October of 2016. A number of AMMC Member institutions contributed letters of support for the application.  The application was successful and provides for development of the project in 2017.

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