Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport is situated in parkland at the mouth of the Mersey River. Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European explorations, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history.
A simulated experience ‘Take the Helm’ of the SS Woniora gives visitors a chance to test their skills and bring a 1910 steamer into the Mersey River or through the heads of Port Phillip Bay.
The restored Julie Burgess ketch undertakes two hour sailings into the Bass Strait on Sundays between October and June, subject to weather conditions. Please note the minimum age for sailing is 8 years old.
The Centre includes a Gift shop with a variety of maritime themed gifts and souvenirs, as well as work from Tasmanian artists.
Meals and great coffee are served in Pearl Oyster Bar & Cafe, the museum's on-site cafe. Pearl is open 7 am - 5 pm daily.
The Bass Strait Maritime Centre is open 10 am - 5 pm weekdays and 10 am - 4 pm weekends and public holidays. (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Student/ Concession $8.00
‘Take the Helm’ Simulated experience (3 attempts) $2.00
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