Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Nestled on the picturesque waterfront, where Devonport’s vibrant City Centre meets the iconic Bluff seaside precinct, Bass Strait Maritime Centre invites you to embark on a captivating maritime journey…

MUSEUM: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of our maritime history. Explore our local history displays including our extensive collection of model ships. Delve into the unique natural history of Bass Strait, its islands, and shipwrecks all within the historic walls of Devonport’s original Harbourmaster’s residence.

EXHIBITIONS: Engage with our ever-evolving program of heritage-themed exhibitions. Uncover the beauty and charm of our port city through objects and artifacts that tell the stories of our past.

GRAB THE CAPTAIN’S WHEEL: Are you ready for an exhilarating challenge? Test your skills as you step into the shoes of a
captain in our exciting ship simulator. Use traditional equipment to navigate Devonport’s Mersey River and conquer the legendary challenges of Bass Strait.

GIFT SHOP: Browse through our handpicked selection of Tasmanian and maritime-themed treasures. From toys, books, and souvenirs to locally crafted jewellery and crafts, you’ll find the perfect keepsake to remember your visit.

LICENCED CAFÉ: Treat your taste buds to the best coffee in town! Our licensed café offers a delectable coastal menu featuring Tasmanian ingredients and mouthwatering cakes baked in-house.

Come and discover Bass Strait Maritime Centre. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!


Cafe Carpark Electric Vehicle Charging Point Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

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


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe


From AU$5.00

Adult $10
Concession/Student $8
Family $25 (2 adults and up to 6 children)
Children (4-16) $5
Infants FREE
Special group rates available for 10+

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