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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Located on the Brisbane River at the southern end of South Bank Parklands the Queensland Maritime Museum is open to visitors every day of the year except 24 December to 26 December and Good Friday. Reduced trading hours occur Anzac Day. With low admission costs and a wide range of interesting maritime displays the Museum attracts over 35,000 visitors per annum including families, school groups, tour groups, inter-state and international visitors.

How much time do you have? Visitors are surprised at how much there is to see in the Museum. A "quick" visit will take you a couple of hours, without allowing time for detail inspection. You should allow up to 4 hours for a more leisurely visit. Perhaps bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area, overlooking the Brisbane River, as part of your visit.

Bring your camera with you and take as many photos as you wish as a lasting memory of your visit. Our friendly volunteer members will welcome you, provide you with guide brochures and endeavour to ensure your visit is an educational and entertaining experience.

Or make use of the free audio tour of the Museum. Move about at your leisure and listen as your virtual guide talks about selected displays throughout the Museum.

Browse through the Museum's pages and find an experience to suit your interest.

 

Mariner's Days 2015

Get to be  a Mariner without going to sea!!  From Wednesday 14 January, 2015 to Friday 16 January, 2015 the Queensland Maritime Museum will run a series of activities for children from 8 years to 12 years associated with life at sea. Accompanying adults are welcome to attend and observe the activities.

Further information can be found here. Booking forms will be available in December.

 

Saving ST Forceful

The Queensland Maritime Museum needs your help for the slipping of our steam tug Forceful next year. The cost of the slipping is beyond what the Museum can afford, so the Museum has launched a fund raising campaign to raise $27 000 to allow for the slipping. We will be posting regular updates on our Face Book page, so log on and keep up with the progress of this campaign.

Forceful will be 90 next year and without good, ongoing care she will be lost to present and future generations. From 1926 to 1975 she played a major role within the port of Brisbane as well as in Darwin during World War 2. As a Museum ship, she regularly carried passengers on day trips down the Brisbane River to Moreton Bay. Regretfully, because of her age, structural deterioration has caused the cessation of these cruises. However, she remains a significant reminder of Brisbane maritime past.

We are asking you to do 2 things. One, donate what you can, and pass the message onto your friends. Remember that many Brisbanites, Queenslanders and Australians are connected to her from her trips up and down the river and their visits to the Museum.

We are using a site called Pozible to manage this fund raising. The link is http://pozible.com/forceful89 Make sure you check out the movie, which gives some history on Forceful and the Museum's future plans for her.

The Queensland Maritime Museum thanks you for your support.

 

About Us

The Queensland Maritime Museum was founded in 1971 and is run by a self-funded voluntary Association. It is situated on the banks of the Brisbane... Read more...

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