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Queensland Maritime Museum

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The Queensland Maritime Museum contains a two level exhibition building presenting historic sailing ship models together with merchant shipping from early cargo ships to modern container ships, tankers and cruise liners. The Museum is located next to and includes the South Brisbane Dry Dock which was built in the 1870s.

The Queensland Maritime Museum also specialises in showcasing numerous historic vessels which are on display.

Among the many historical objects and exhibits in the Queensland Maritime Museum, the following are some highlights:

To help you better appreciate the Queensland Maritime Museum, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       Queensland Maritime Museum
  • Established:             1971
  • Type:                         Maritime history, Maritime archaeology. Local History
  • Location:                 412 Stanley St, South Brisbane
  • City:                           Brisbane


“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire



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