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Seaworks Maritime Museum and Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Enjoyed visit to Seaworks (formerly Melbourne Harbour Trust Dockyard). Sea Shephard's ship Steve... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Arthur B
An interesting historical area

The little museum on the site mostly has model ships, some were fascinating. The tall ship... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Rachel C
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82 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Great maritime museum with passionate and knowlegible staff. Not many people know of it and it is a gem once found. Particularly liked the First Fleet display and information, great for school age kids.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Very interesting history and displays. Entry is gold coin donation and the volunteer staff are very informative and passionate with a wealth of information about the local area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Enjoyed visit to Seaworks (formerly Melbourne Harbour Trust Dockyard). Sea Shephard's ship Steve Irwin is moored here. This vessel is the organisation's flagship & has been disrupting Japanese whalers for a decade. Free tours on Sunday 12pm-4pm. Seaworks is also home to Maritime Discovery Centre...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We wondered around this hidden little gem which we found be accident. Was fantastic with so much to see and read. All about ship and there voyages. It was only a gold coin donation for entry A great a worthwhile place to visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kerrie s
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The little museum on the site mostly has model ships, some were fascinating. The tall ship Tenacious was in dock, alongside two Sea Sheppard ships. Great view over to the city of Melbourne. Being a weekend, we also had a drink at the Pirates Tavern...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Part of this Museum set-up is HMAS Castlemain a locally built WW2 corvette, convoy escort/minesweeper. Looked after with tender care by the museum. Quite striking as you come in on the river cruiser from Melbourne. Good to make sure you have a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Terrific morning spent here and on the docks. We were lucky enough that one of the sea shepherd boats was in dock so we could get a tour. Informative volunteer guides who were very relaxed and let the small boy ring the ships' bells incessantly...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ToniMatau
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Well what can i say....... rubbish We went on the day it said it was open, nothing was open. Just looks like a building site. All the front had barriers around it. There was a sign saying open, you had to squeeze throught a fence...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Fantastic market style museum arrangement, plenty to see and lots of history and artefacts. Tall ships to explore when they are in dock.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank beaustravels
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Williamstown Maritime Associations Precinct is not only home to the Sea Works Museum, Discovery Centre & Pirates Tavern but is popular for being one of the bases for the Australian Chapter of the Marine Conservation Organisation Sea Shepherd. [Living History]: For those whom may...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Beck and Steven X
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16 November 2017|
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Opening hours for today please. Monday