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HMAS Castlemaine

Gem Pier | Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9397-2363
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Well presented history lesson

Worth visiting with your little one(s) or if you are history buff. Well preserved and presented... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Michal R
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Adelaide
Great piece of maritime history

Located in Williamstown the HMAS Castlemaine is a great piece of maritime history. The guides are... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Barnycanbill
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Melbourne, Australia
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Gem Pier | Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Worth visiting with your little one(s) or if you are history buff. Well preserved and presented, knowledgeable staff.

Thank Michal R
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Located in Williamstown the HMAS Castlemaine is a great piece of maritime history. The guides are excellent with great knowledge of the ship.

Thank Barnycanbill
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Visited on Saturday 3rd March. We were on a boat cruise to Williamstown and spotted this old ship moored at Gem Pier. We wondered down to have a look at this piece of Australia's Maritime History. Recommend you do the same.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

HMAS Castlemaine is permanently moored and staffed by volunteers. Admission is amazing value, please leave a donation too. Static display is broad and thorough, photos, artefacts, detailed descriptions. The Bofors has limited movement, better than the national Maritime museum at Darling Harbour. Engine room is...More

Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have walked pass this museum so many times I can’t remember,but yesterday I was walking past with my 10 year old grandson and on a whim went on to visit.It was a great experience for both of us.This old warship has been lovingly restored...More

Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Well worth seeking out and visiting. Fascinating display on life on a small ship in the Pacific campaign. Really friendly team of volunteers, great enthusiasm for the ship, and it shows. Recommended

Thank david B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

HMAS Castlemaine is permanently moored at Gem Pier, not far from the dockyards where she was built. Between 1942 & 1945 it escorted convoys along Australia's east coast, running rescue missions into Timor. The Castlemaine also ran supplies into islands around New Guinea, patrolled Arafura...More

Thank Arthur B
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A great heritage item for Melbourne. Well worth a look. It has lots of exhibits and some originality. Good for exploring. Good for kids too. Reasonable priced entry.

Thank john k
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Castlemaine , a Bathurst Class corvette was built in 1942 at the Williamstown Naval Dockyards just down the road from gem Pier and is now a floating museum. Although not open when visited you can get up close and you realise how small the fighting...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The HMAS Castlemaine was built in the Williamson Naval Dockyard. This corvette, amongst the RAN's smallest seagoing ships, served in World War II. It will fascinate those with an interest in the navy and the sea. The HMAS Castlemaine is open for inspection most weekends....More

Thank Jeffry B
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