Situated in the Carnegie Building close to the waterfront in Hobart, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania houses a wide range of artifacts from Tasmania’s Maritime history. Tasmania being an island and Hobart being a major port, the Maritime Museum represents a significant record of local history and commerce. The displays inside the museum are taken not only from European maritime history, but also of the aboriginal people of Tasmania. Whaling was a major industry in the area and the museum has information and artifacts from the significant industry at the time. Other exported products were apples, minerals and timber and the museum gives an outline of the products and the way they were exported.
There is a wide range of paintings, models, ship building tools,and navigational instruments, not to mention discoveries from ship wrecks and the stories from the sailors who ended up by accident on Tasmanian shores.
The museum is open DAILY (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) from 0900 until 1700
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