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Whyalla Maritime Museum

Lincoln Hwy, Whyalla, South Australia 5600, Australia
+61 8 8645 8900
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Excellent!

Really well run and really well organised. Our kids loved the treasure hunt and it gave us time to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gracie2307
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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WWII Ship: The Whyalla

Well-preserved (for a ship built quickly in 1941!). Great tour guide. Pass out available, to... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
John H
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“model railway” (11 reviews)
“maritime museum” (14 reviews)
“ship building” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lincoln Hwy, Whyalla, South Australia 5600, Australia
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+61 8 8645 8900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really well run and really well organised. Our kids loved the treasure hunt and it gave us time to enjoy the surrounds. The tour of the ship is great and the tour guides are really good at their jobs. This is a must do for...More

Thank Gracie2307
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Well-preserved (for a ship built quickly in 1941!). Great tour guide. Pass out available, to spread time in the museum and ship.

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The guided tour of the HMAS Whyalla (RIP) was well presented. The guide was informative and friendly and her commentary of the role this ship played during WW11 was interesting. We also looked through the Maritime Museum and its excellent layout made for easy viewing,...More

Thank _gdav2711
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Being a Whyalla local, I the last time I visited the maritime museum was when I was around 12 - always proud to drive past the old girl on the way to work, etc Anyhow, the museum had an open day the other week so...More

Thank EmilieP01
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Tour of HMAS Whyalla most interesting given its history. Then on to the museum which again was very interesting. Working model train display also excellent.

Thank george86
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A very friendly place with excellent staff. Plenty of interesting about local maritime history and Australia’s role in the naval war in the Pacific in WWII. With a great bonus of a large model network display that any kid and most Dads would find captivating.

Thank Sussexpete
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Saw the museum, including the model train setup, but did not go on the ship as they are guided tours at set times.

Thank David162
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at the Whyalla Maritime Museum. We did the tour of the HMAS Whyalla, which was very informative. Tour guide was very nice. The maritime museum is very nicely laid out with great exhibits. Definitely a must visit when in Whyalla.

Thank WillB2333
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is well worth a visit. Lots of history about the ship building in Whyalla, information about fish and sharks, WW2 information and the most amazing miniature model rail system. Very impressive

Thank Kez196
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went before the ship tour started. The museum was so well set up for children. Our kids had a fabulous time looking at all the museum pieces and then the added bonus of the cuttlefish activity sheet. Even though we couldn't go on board...More

Thank Jen H
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