The Pilot Station and Maritime Museum (c.1805) is located at Low Head in northern Tasmania.
The museum exhibits maritime and communication memorabilia. A Pilot Station was established and manned at Low Head in 1805, but convicts did not build the stone buildings to shelter workers from the Bass Strait weather until 1835. The pilot station still guides ships into the Tamar River and it is the oldest continuously operating station in Australia.
The complex includes 10 rooms of maritime and communication memorabilia, including a complete deep diving suit, air pumps and artefacts recovered from wrecks. Other rooms comprise the Sir Raymond Ferral Gallery, with original paintings and models, and an archive and research office, available to visitors only by arrangement.
While you are visiting the region you can take a guided tour of the penguin colony or a boat trip to see the seal colonies on the Bass Strait islands. You can also explore the Tamar Valley Wine Route, home to some of Tasmania’s finest cool climate wines.
The Pilot Station and Maritime Museum is approximately 45-minutes drive (58 kilometres/36 miles) from Launceston.