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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Begin your journey in the state-of-the-art Immersion Theatre for a snapshot of Warrnambool’s early history and a taste of the amazing stories you are about to discover in the village and museum.

The museum is home to Australia’s richest collection of shipwreck artefacts from some of the 200 ships known to have been wrecked along this coast. From the everyday items of passengers to the famous Loch Ard Peacock statue valued at over $4 million, all have a tale to tell. Underwater videos show the final resting place for some of the region’s doomed vessels, while spectacular sailing footage from 1929 captures wild storms encountered around Cape Horn. Your entry includes a guided tour beginning the Loch Ard Peacock at 11.30am. One of our knowledgeable guides in full period costume will lead the 40-minute tour, regaling you with interesting facts about the museum’s collection and life in the 19th century. The museum is home to Australia’s richest collection of shipwreck artefacts from some of the 200 ships known to have been wrecked along this coast. From the everyday items of passengers to the famous Loch Ard Peacock statue valued at over $4 million, all have a tale to tell. Underwater videos show the final resting place for some of the region’s doomed vessels, while spectacular sailing footage from 1929 captures wild storms encountered around Cape Horn. Your entry includes a guided tour beginning the Loch Ard Peacock at 11.30am. One of our knowledgeable guides in full period costume will lead the 40-minute tour, regaling you with interesting facts about the museum’s collection and life in the 19th century. Be taken on a journey into a past where those seeking a new life in Australia braved the perils of the Southern Ocean and where the livelihoods of men depended on capturing the largest mammals the world has ever seen. Shows are suitable for all ages. Shows begin at dusk, with start times changing seasonally. The show is not weather dependant and runs rain, hail or shine. The Wharf Theatre is open fronted so warm clothing in cooler months is a recommended

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  • Address

    Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
  • Phone Number

    03 5559 4600
  • Email

    fshreception@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
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