Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport

Galleries, Museums and Collections Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

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 exploration, 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 operate from October through to the end of June on Wednesdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions00, taking passengers out into Bass Strait and back!
We look forward to welcoming you!


Aboriginal Culture Adventure Australian Tourism Accreditation Cafe Carpark Disabled access available Free Wifi History & Heritage Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Museums Australia Museums Australia Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop Walk


ADULT From $10 to $25

Adult $10
Concession/Student $8
Family $25 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Children under 5 are free
Child $5.00 (ages 5-14)

Trading Times

  • ALL Open 10:00 to 17:00
  • Open

Nearby Things to Do

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Playing golf

Devonport Golf Club

Spreyton, Devonport

Founder's Lake in summer

Tasmanian Arboretum Inc. - The

Eugenana, Devonport

Home Hill

Home Hill


Sheean Memorial and Walk

Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk


View from Stewart Street

Devonport Regional Gallery


Julie Burgess in full sail entering the Mersey River on a calm sunny day

Julie Burgess

East Devonport, Devonport

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