The Wooden Boat Centre – Tasmania

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin is the only school in Australia that teaches Traditional Wooden Boat Construction.

It is situated on the banks of the Huon River, Franklin, which is a maritime heritage township in the Huon Valley, and 45-kilometre drive south of Hobart.

On the guided tour through both the discovery centre and the workshop you get to see students and boatbuilders in action and the smell of Tasmania’s unique boat building timbers including Huon pine, King Billy pine and Celery top pine will welcome you.

You can also browse in the gift shop, where you can choose from a range of locally made craftwork and Wooden Boat Centre merchandise.

The Wooden Boat Centre offers boat-building courses where you can construct a boat. The courses focus on the construction of timber vessels through all stages from lofting to launch. We also do restoration of your own boat.

Facilities

Boating Facilities Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Interpretive Centre Non Smoking Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation

Rates

From AU$5.00

Guided tours (depending on weekday limited access to workshop and weekend full access to workshop):
Adult $13/15
Child $6/8
Family $26/30
Self Guided Display Area: $5 for All

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60 metre tall old growth forest

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