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Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

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Interesting approach to History

The whole precinct is well looked after and steeped in history The Museum itself is well presented... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bathurst, Australia
A "must do" at Low Head, heaps on offer inside

This is still a working pilot station. I started by having a coffee and cake at the cafe, pricey... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Devonport, Australia
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399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 1143
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The whole precinct is well looked after and steeped in history The Museum itself is well presented. Particularly enjoyed the Plimsoll Line story and the interactive Morse code Highly recommended

Thank T6993KXdavidm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is still a working pilot station. I started by having a coffee and cake at the cafe, pricey but good. Then moved over to look in the museum. Many rooms to enter to see quality displays relating to local maritime history. Type your name...More

Thank Wombatsforever
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Well worth an hour to read the maritime history when visiting the eastern tip of the Tamar River on Bass Strait. Also , visit the lighthouse and see the refurbished life saving foghorn.

Thank kathmandu91
Reviewed 12 August 2018

So glad we came across this little gem. As soon as we walked in the door, we paid a small fee and the lady gave a very detailed and descriptive account of the ships and mariners. The museum itself is extremely interesting. Even tough it...More

Thank MJ T
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

So we were delayed on our flight and though we would check out the coast having been across country for a bit. Came across Low Head. Delightful, picturesque and a village feel ! The maritime museum is manned by volunteers. It’s cheap and while it...More

Thank kbill09
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Great location and beautiful views, don’t miss the cafe. Great coffee and the raspberry sponge cake 🍰 with fresh cream and raspberries was amazing 👍🏻 hope to be back again.

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

A modest entry fee is very worthwhile. Many rooms of various artifacts are informative and engaging. The curators are to be congratulated. There are hands on exhibits. A very good understanding of the history of maritime activity and social implications is developed. Well done to...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 28 April 2018

If you are in the Launceston area for a few days you'll probably end up cruising up to the Low Head area. There are a number of fairly minor attractions which all up will give the visitor a bit of the local historical flavour. International...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum with a number of nautically-themed rooms to explore. Excellent value for money especially if you opt for the combined museum entry pass, ie to this museum, the Bass & Flinders Museum and the fantastic George Town Watch House Museum. Worth...More

Thank springwoodsusan
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Well curated and knowledgeable staff, each room had a theme, with interesting objects and stories. Captures the history of the area well.

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