Maritime Museum of Townsville, Townsville

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The Maritime Museum of Townsville is best known for its display about the doomed ship SS Yongala which sank south of Townsville in 1911 with the loss of all 122 on board. The display includes a video showing the discovery and archaeology of the wreck, one of the world’s premier wreck dive sites. Other fascinating exhibits include The Women’s War 2 display, which provides an insight into the lives of women living and working in Townsville during the Second World War; the tragedy associated with the Bay Rock lighthouse; information about the Royal Australian Navy, the history of Townsville and its port, and the hard hat diving industry of Townsville. A model boat building room, boat shed, naval guns, small research library and picnic area.
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  • Fantastic display of sailing routes of Pandora, The Bounty, sinking of Pandora on the Coral Reefs and sad- written reports of inmates/prisoners trapped in the sinking ship. Treasures recovered from su...  more »
  • This little maritime museum was certainly worth the visit, lots of great maritime stories to read about with photo & relic displays. If you have an hour or two to spare make sure you visit, you won't ...  more »
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  • Heaps of history there to read. Very interesting.
  • A great museum with well organised, detailed and interesting exhibition-style exhibits. We spent several hours wandering through and learning about the history of Townsville, particularly in wartime. A hidden gem, highly recommended.

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