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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

'Take the Helm' on the SS Woniora
Northern View Showing former Harbour Masters House
Entrance to Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Entry to the exhibition area includes curved blue walls; a large compass rose on the concrete floor.
Wooden Boat Builders
Nestled on the picturesque waterfront where Devonport's vibrant City meets the iconic Bluff, Bass Strait Maritime Centre invites you to embark on a captivating maritime journey... MUSEUM: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of our maritime history. Explore our local history displays including our extensive collection of model ships. Delve into the unique natural history of Bass Strait, its islands, and shipwrecks all within the historic walls of Devonport's original Harbourmaster's residence. EXHIBITIONS: Engage with our program of maritime and heritage-themed exhibitions. Uncover Devonport through special objects and artifacts. GRAB THE CAPTAIN’S WHEEL: Are you ready for an exhilarating challenge? Test your skills as you take the helm of our exciting ship simulator. Use traditional equipment to navigate Devonport’s Mersey River and conquer the legendary challenges of Bass Strait. GIFT SHOP: Browse through our handpicked selection of Tasmanian and maritime-themed treasures. From toys, books, and souvenirs to locally crafted jewellery and crafts, you'll find the perfect keepsake to remember your visit. LICENCED CAFÉ: The best coffee in town! Our licensed café offers a delectable, coastal menu featuring Tasmanian ingredients and mouthwatering cakes, baked in-house. Come and discover Bass Strait Maritime Centre. We can't wait to welcome you aboard!



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