coBass 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 newly restored Julie Burgess ketch though, provides the real experience. Two hour sailings are scheduled for Wednesdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions, taking passengers out into Bass Strait and back.
The Centre includes a Gift shop with a variety of maritime themed gifts and souvenirs. Snacks, small meals and great coffee is served in the "Bass Strait Diner" open 10am to 4 pm.
Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Adults $10.00 Student/ Concession $8.00 Children $5.00
‘Take the Helm’ Simulated experience (3 attempts) $2.00
We look forward to welcoming you!
6 Gloucester Avenue, Devonport, Tasmania 7310
(03) 6424 7100