Maritime Museum of Townsville

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Established in 1986, the Maritime Museum of Townsville is a custodian of objects and information connected to the North Queensland’s maritime heritage and history. The museum’s purpose is to collect and preserve objects and information for posterity and use all this to tell and share the stories about the region’s relationship with the sea through exhibitions, activities and experiences.

They showcase the history of the Port of Townsville and inform customers how the two world wars affected Townsville. Hear the story of the Yongala shipwreck of 1911 and view many model ships that illustrate the development and variety of ships through the ages. On display are also seven examples of vessels that were used in the region, including a former ferry which became a line boat, inscribed in the Australian Register of Historic Vessels because of its significance to Australia’s maritime history.


Barbeque Carpark Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association


From AU$6.00

Concession card holders $8
Adults $12
Families $20

Nearby Things to Do

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Cotters Markets

Flinders Street Shopping


Views to Magentic Island

NQ Cycle Journeys

North Ward, Townsville

Peter and Akela enjoying a Magnetic Island Tour

Poseidon Jet Ski Tours


Peppers Blue on Blue

Nelly Bay

Nelly Bay, Townsville

Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens

North Ward, Townsville

Shipwreck in water

S.S City of Adelaide

Picnic Bay, Townsville

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