The public area of the museum is made up of three galleries across two floors.

The layout and themes of the ground floor galleries are shown on the plans on this page (click on the plans to enlarge).

Also on the ground floor we offer a nautically themed gift shop and a book shop specialising in maritime and Tasmanian books.

On the second floor is a single gallery space where a programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions are hosted.

The current exhibition is ACROSS FIVE DECADES: Photographing the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, featuring the photography of Tasmanian photographer Richard Bennett. Exhibition closes 28 January 2018.