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Maritime Museum of Townsville
Map of Maritime Museum of Townsville
42-68 Palmer Street
South Townsville
Queensland 4810 Australia

Maritime Museum of Townsville
Townsville, Townsville Area

07 4721 5251


The Maritime Museum of Townsville is best known for its display about the doomed ship SS Yongala, sunk south of Townsville in 1911 with the loss of all 122 on board. The display includes a video recording showing the discovery and archaeology of the wreck, one of the world's premier wreck dive sites. Other fascinating exhibits include The Women's War Two display, which provides an insight into the lives of women living and working in Townsville during the Second World War; information about the Royal Australian Navy, the history of Townsville and its port, and the hard hat diving industry of Townsville. A model boat building room, boat shed, small research library and barbecue area can also be found here.

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The Museum is located on the southern bank of Ross Creek, and is just a short walk to city restaurants and other attractions.

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Property Details


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Open Times

Note: Open from 1000 until 1600 Monday to Friday. Open from 1200 until 1600 Saturday. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's day.

Other Information

Wheelchair access and a wheelchair is also available.

General Comments

Sourvenirs, books and refreshments available.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$6.00   01 Apr - 30 Jun    
(Aged 0-14)
$3.00   01 Apr - 30 Jun    
Concession$5.00   01 Apr - 30 Jun    
Family$15.00   01 Apr - 30 Jun    

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.