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Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 1143
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399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
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+61 3 6382 1143
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A modest entry fee is very worthwhile. Many rooms of various artifacts are informative and engaging. The curators are to be congratulated. There are hands on exhibits. A very good understanding of the history of maritime activity and social implications is developed. Well done to...More

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the Launceston area for a few days you'll probably end up cruising up to the Low Head area. There are a number of fairly minor attractions which all up will give the visitor a bit of the local historical flavour. International...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum with a number of nautically-themed rooms to explore. Excellent value for money especially if you opt for the combined museum entry pass, ie to this museum, the Bass & Flinders Museum and the fantastic George Town Watch House Museum. Worth...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Well curated and knowledgeable staff, each room had a theme, with interesting objects and stories. Captures the history of the area well.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Run by volunteers and a great visit in conjunction with the lighthouse. You may be lucky to see the pilot boat leave to aid a ship coming out of the head.

Thank Rhystan8
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Fell over a door stop in the loos. Very dangerous. Broke scaphoid bone in wrist. Not happy.my friends tell me I should sue.

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum and were very pleasantly surprised. It is sotuated in the old pilots building.We were given a very informative introduction when we arrived as well as a sheet of information about each room. There is a lot to see but it is...More

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

My wife and I visited coxswain cafe for coffee and cake, very hot outside, no umbrellas or other shade. Went inside it was hot and stuffy no ventilation. Coffee was good and cake was ok. We live locally so maybe try again on a cooler...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Always great to learn about the history of a place and how it all began, even if maritime isn't your thing it's well worth the visit. Run by volunteers who are eager to impart their knowledge of the area. Nice little cafe for some light...More

Thank rhinoman62
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

An important maritime museum, presenting a collection of the local memorabilia from the last centuries. Fascinating history of famous captains, brave pilots, adventurous explorers, rough seas, tragedies and wrecks. A must sea for all who work on the sea.

Thank Peter H
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