Fort Queenscliff Museum, Queenscliff

4.5
A sprawling facility that originally served as part of Port Phillip’s defences, Fort Queenscliff Museum now documents a large part of the recent military history of the area. The aim of the museum is to fully restore the fort in order for visitors to gain an accurate sense of what it would have been like to be stationed at Queenscliff during the colonial era. Put Fort Queenscliff Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Queenscliff trip planner .
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  • Fantastic for anyone interested in the history of the area and how we were prepared to defend our harbour during the war. The tour goes for 90 minutes and the guide was very knowledgeable. The are sta...  more »
  • My friend and I caught the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff and walked around town taking in the sites and thought we would take in the museum as well. The doors were open, the costs of entry on dis...  more »
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  • Fantastic piece of Victorian History. Well maintained and regular fort tours. An impressive outdoor display of heavy artillery pieces, including a 'disappearing' gun recovered and restored from the South Channel Fort. Highly recommended. Contains Australia's only Black Lighthouse (One of three in the world). Spectacular bay views, especially of the Port Phillip Heads.
  • The Queenscliff is a must do tour whilst in Queenscliff. The fort tour is around an hour and a half in length and is guided by knowledgeable volunteers who will give you a history of the life and times in the early days of Victoria's defenses. There is a gift shop in the museum part of the tour where you can buy an array of cool military items.

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