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Maritime Museum of Townsville

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“coral sea”(8 reviews)
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42 - 68 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a really good museum. Particularly the Battle of the Coral Sea display. I thought 30 minutes before the ferry to Magnetic Island would do it, but I ran out of time and will definitely go back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum and we were very surprised we thought it would only be a small museum and we would have a quick look, it has so much to look at and read and is just beautiful we loved our time here and will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of artefacts to view and some stunning models to admire in this fairly small museum. Interesting stories being told, some of which are quite sad really. Worth the trip and the small entry fee.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank charlottej96
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly, compact museum that is full of a variety of exhibits and displays. The topics cover a variety of scenarios and timeframes - war times, shipwrecks, pearl divers and models too. The overall 'shape' of the museum is nautical too. Highly recommend for those who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank downunderbaby
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visited this with my teenage daughter who is thinking of joining the Navy after finishing high school. It's only small and so takes no more than 30-40 minutes to go through all the exhibits unless you decide to read every last information board. I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 123glennk
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very interesting, full of history, especially the battle of the Coral Sea and, the importance of Townsville as a port. We have visited many marine museums both in Australia and overseas and this museum is not out of place with the best of them. Well...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank katherinel847
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Friendly helpful staff very good and well explained exhibits. Easy to walk around and everything clearly labelled. All the interesting things you need to know about the local history of Townsville's water front and transport seems to be here. Great range of models on display.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ray C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I found this visit OK but not spectacular. There are lots of model ships and plenty of posters but not so many historical artifacts. Still, worth a look.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Giacomo W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A most interesting and well-done museum of Townsville's maritime history, covering all eras and tragedies.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lizzy122015
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Interesting a with a cheap price for the Australian Standarts, kindly support from the Customer support. It is special for love history guys

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ricardo S
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