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.


Pirates Week 2014


It is back again. Following the success of previous Pirates Week, the Queensland Maritime Museum will present Pirates Week again in the September School holidays, from Wednesday 24 September to Friday 26 September. The program is for boys and girls aged between 5 years and 11 years.

Each day commences with the 20 minute “Pirates Pantomime” and supported by the live Buccaneers Blues Band. The audience is encouraged to Cheer or Boo the various characters.

Following the show, all the children will be placed in small groups with a guide and conducted through the 9 activities around the site and on board the HMAS Diamantina.

These activities include:

For the younger ones: Walk the plank, Scrub and swab a deck, Lie in a hammock, try the Ships blocks and tackle, Build a toy boat plus much more.

And for the older ones: Work the Big Guns, Rowing a boat [on dry land], Throw a life line, Knots, Flags, Sails & Cannons, Pirate Food and Finding the way.

The Day will finish with a treasure hunt!

There are also daily competitions for the best Pirate Costumes and a Colouring In poster

Further details regarding activities, program, pricing and bookings can be found here.



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