We have full disabled access to all our galleries. Toilet facilities are available on-site. 

Our friendly volunteers will welcome you and explain what galleries we have on display. We also have a well-stocked shop full of maritime-themed items and a great maritime bookshop. 

Our new exhibition in the magificent Carnegie Gallery covers a range of themes across Tasmania's maritime heritage story: Indigenous watercraft, European exploration and naviagtion, convict transportation, whaling, colonial and global trade, migration, naval history, ship-building, model ships and shipwrecks. There is literally something for everyone in this exhibition, which fills an expansive gallery in one of Hobart most significant heritage buildings.

We also have on display, ‘Writing and the Sea’, an exhibition exploring a selection of objects and stories from the Museum’s Collection from the perspective of writing in all its myriad forms. There are stories of shipwrecks, the love of boats, the 1975 Tasman Bridge disaster, Antarctica, Hobart's ferries and whaling.

Our latest temporary exhibition is entitled 'Remarkable - Stories of Australians and their boats' and comes from the Australian National Maritime Museum. This covers several stories from around Australia and is complemented by objects and stories from our Museum's own Collection. 

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