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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday Adult $10 Child $5 Concession/Student $8 Family (of 5) $25 $2 to Take the Helm The Bass Strait Maritime Centre, located in Joshua Slocum Park, is a significant landmark near Devonport's river foreshore. Objects...more
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6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to take the kids. Very informative and enjoyable. Try the great cafe after your maritime experience..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laureensteers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. The simulator is a lot of fun and definitely worth the $2. Lots to see and read and very reasonably priced. A family entry is only $25 and has interactive stations for kids and big kids. Will be Back

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lozzy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. There are lots of old maritime related artefacts and photos on display along with numerous models of boats/ships. There is a good ships simulator in the museum which was fun watching people trying their best to steer the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SAB5859
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Well I've been missing out! Have you? Visited Devonport's Bass Strait Maritine Centre with the girls today and we ALL loved it! Fantastic displays, informative, historial, environmental, and the best fun was had in the ship simulator guiding the SS Waniora in and out of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Desthetravelnut
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you had a fun time! We hope to see you again soon. Our new temporary exhibition opens in late July 2019, so there's always something new to see!

Reviewed 29 January 2019

Visited many time in the past and enjoyed the experience. So back again after few years absence. The old harbour masters building has been extended to cater for more inter active exhibits. Knot tying, making paper hats etc etc not part of the museum outlook...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AngusR56
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Hi Angus, Thank you so much for your review! Interactive exhibits definitely make the experience more enjoyable for school kids and families. The temporary exhibition programme will see changing themes in the new wing and our next exhibition will be historically focussed on the Torquay...More

Reviewed 28 January 2019

My wife and I quite enjoyed our visit to this Centre which has exhibits and 3D displays depicting the history of the infamous waters between mainland Australia and Tasmania known as the Bass Straits. There was an interesting display of nautical knots and a board...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jonahNJ
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Hi Jonah, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had a good time at the Centre and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

As the other reviews suggest, a quality educational experience. The displays were well presented and I learned a lot from all the readings. Shame they don’t have some exhibits outside (like some other maritime museums) however that’s not to take away from the enjoyable experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garrickwright
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Hi Garrick, Thank you so much for your review! The Julie Burgess is moored in Reg Hope Park which is unfortunately over on the other side of the river. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

The woman at the reception was literally the best human being. The museum was informative and fun. The ship simulation was much fun. Great for kids

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vibhushani C
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Hi Vibhushani, Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed by all ages ..also has a cafe.with good basic fare...interactive drive OF a ship is enjoyed by all ages, available for a small etra cost,,maybe $2 each..professional,,and informative

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tasShelley
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Hi Shelley, thank you so much for your review. Unfortunately our cafe is currently out of commission but we hope to have something up and running soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2019

Excellent. This holds your attention-even if its not really your thing.From the early days (Bass- Flinders) through modern day transportation (Spirit of Tasmania). Friendly and enthusiastic guide Chris adds to the experience. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank THEWANDEREROO
JaydeynDCC, Manager at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again.

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