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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  • We have been to over 70 countries and so at least that many Maritime Museums - likely a few hundred.. While the Townsville Maritime Museum cannot be compared to the biggest and best in major shipping....  more »
  • Amazing displays including information of Townsville’s maritime history including the World Wars, local shipwrecks and other interesting displays.  more »
  • 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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