Public Talks

The museum hosts a regular series of FREE public lunchtime talks. The talks are held on the FIRST Tuesday of each month EXCEPT January from 12.00 noon until 1.00pm in the Royal Society Rooms at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Our next talk on 1 NOVMEBER 2022 at 12 noon will be presented by Bella Laughton-Clark and Paul Stephanus, on the forthcoming AUSTRALIAN WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL, 10-13 FEBRUARY 2023  

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival returns in February 2023, after a four year break. Join Paul Stephanus, General Manager and Bella Laughton-Clark, Marketing & Programming Coordinator to hear about the exciting program of events for the AWBF 2023. 

Get an insight into the 2023 theme, Celebrating Australian Boat Builders and Designers, with the City Hall Spirit of Tasmania Classic Dinghy Display, the Australian National Maritime Museum Boat Builders of Australia Exhibit, and hear all about the Tall Ships travelling from far and wide to celebrate Australia's rich maritime culture and community. There will be a quite a few Tall Ships in Hobart, including Enterprize, Young Endeavour, Soren Larsen, One And All, and the 'big' favourite, James Craig

There is also a full seminar program at the Australian Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Symposium held in the Dechaineux Theatre on Hunter Street. Hear about Indigenous watercraft used around Australia; the archeological investigation into an early colonial vessel found near Sydney; stories from lives at sea sailing on the Duyfken replica or in the Sydney to Hobart classic. 

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a key partner with the Festival and will be participating through the display of a number of our special dinghies and other objects from the Museum collection.  

DUE TO THE CURRENT CoVID-19 SITUATION NUMBERS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO FIFTY ATTENDEES. TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THE TALK YOU MUST BOOK VIA TRYBOOKING BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: https://www.trybooking.com/CDMPD