The Maritime Museum’s mission is to promote an understanding of the maritime heritage of Tasmania and its importance to people’s lives through conservation, interpretation and presentation of our maritime history to the community.

As an island state, the sea is significant to all Tasmanians.

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania explores the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians and the strong maritime heritage of the island.

In our exhibitions you will find informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early European explorers and whalers, and learn about how important sailing and steam ships were for developing Tasmanian industries.

Discover these stories and more today on a voyage of discovery through Tasmania’s maritime past.