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The Queensland Maritime Museum

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by Jason Webster (subscribe)
A contributing writer living in Brisbane. Jason Webster has begun submitting articles for both Weekend Notes and www.suite101.com.
Published September 14th 2011
Maritime Museum right in the Heart of Brisbane
Nestled within the southern end of the South Bank Parklands and situated right alongside the Goodwill Bridge is the Queensland Maritime Museum. Apart from Good Friday and the period between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, the museum is open every other day of the year.

Volunteer guides are committed to make visitors feel welcome
Trained volunteer guides are on hand to answer any query patrons may have regarding the many wonderful exhibits, or about the museum itself.

The HMAS Diamantina is the jewel in museum's crown
The HMAS Diamantina
The museum's highlight attraction is the magnificent HMAS Diamantina the last river class frigate in existence. The vessel has been a permanent exhibit within the South Brisbane Dry Dock since she was handed over to the Museum in 1980. The Diamantina offers displays that fully disclose the ship's history and its importance - especially to naval operations in the Pacific during World War II. Its role as a permanent exhibit within the Queensland Maritime Museum is a fitting tribute to all who served onboard the frigate over its four-decade lifespan.

Maritime welcomes new addition
The newest addition to the museum is the Pink Lady, the yacht in which teenage sailor Jessica Watson completed her successful record-setting solo voyage around the world.

Pick up the perfect memento to commemorate your visit
When you have finished your tour of the museum you can pick up a souvenir at the Gift Shop, which stocks everything from maritime history books to maritime themed trinkets.

Transport
The Queensland Maritime Museum is within walking distance to public transport. For information regarding transport check the Trans Link website for details.

For queries regarding the Queensland Maritime Museum you can contact them on 61 07 3844 5361 between 9:30am and 4:00pm (AEST) Monday to Saturday.

Admission Prices
Adults $8
Concessions (Pensioners/Students) $7
Children $3.50
Children under 5 free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $18




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Where: South Bank, Queensland
Cost: Adults $8, Children/Concessions $7, Family $18
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