Maritime Museum of Tasmania
- Educational Tourism
- Car park
- Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
- Toilet facilities for the Disabled
The Maritime Museum of Tasmania, in Hobart, is dedicated to Tasmania’s rich maritime heritage. The Museum is located in the Carnegie Building, at Sullivan’s Cove, a short walk from Hobart’s central business district.
Tasmania’s maritime history is explored in the Museum’s extensive permanent collection and program of exhibitions. Historic artefacts and interpretative displays explore the history of Tasmanian ship building, whaling and its role in naval warfare. Features of the collection include navigational instruments, historic dinghies and treasures such as the hatchway from Joseph Conrad’s barque Otago and the eagle stern-board from the 1856 American whaler Islander.
You can take a guided walk of the Maritime Museum, which also includes a tour of the Colonial Gallery at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and exploration of Hobart’s port area. Highlights of the tour include the historic site of Hunter Island, Victoria and Constitution Docks, Mawson Place, Waterman's Dock and the May Queen, Salamanca Place and the Dutch Memorial. Bookings for the two-hour walking tours are essential.