Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Ballina

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The Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum is a local maritime history museum located in the town of Ballina, New South Wales in Australia. The museum explicitly houses and records the local maritime history of Ballina and the former mariners that reside in the town. Many of the museum's founding members, as well as some current volunteers served in the Royal Australian Navy. The museum features displays and models honouring events and history from the RAN and navies from other nations.

The museum is located on Regatta avenue, behind the Ballina Tourist information centre. The museum is noted for maintaining in its collection one of the three Las Balsas craft and it also manages the largest naval and merchant ship model collection in Australia.
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  • We went to the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum twice over two days but found that it was closed for visitors. May be because of the Covid pandemic restrictions. We would definitely visit it again... 
    We went to the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum twice over two days but found that it was closed for visitors. May be because of the Covid pandemic restrictions. We would definitely visit it again...  more »
  • The range of models, and their exquisite detail, illustrates the development of ship types over the centuries. There's an emphasis on warships, and explanations that give context to the displays... 
    The range of models, and their exquisite detail, illustrates the development of ship types over the centuries. There's an emphasis on warships, and explanations that give context to the displays...  more »
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  • Absolutely magnificent!👍👍 Such a rich treasure of local history, lauding times and people upon whose shoulders we stand. More than interesting, it makes one stand silent a moment, actually long humble moments, that enable you to soak up our heritage in fabulous array and display. Highly recommend all to visit. I'll visit a second time, and I guess you will too.... 👍👍
  • A great museum preserving the maritime history of Ballina and the Richmond River as well as naval history from Australia and other nations. The Las Balsas raft is preserved here as well

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