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HMAS Castlemaine

Gem Pier | Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9397-2363
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HMAS Castlemaine is permanently moored and staffed by volunteers. Admission is amazing value... read more

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Rebecca W
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HMAS Castlemaine

I have walked pass this museum so many times I can’t remember,but yesterday I was walking past with... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Graham F
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Gem Pier | Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

HMAS Castlemaine is permanently moored and staffed by volunteers. Admission is amazing value, please leave a donation too. Static display is broad and thorough, photos, artefacts, detailed descriptions. The Bofors has limited movement, better than the national Maritime museum at Darling Harbour. Engine room is...More

Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have walked pass this museum so many times I can’t remember,but yesterday I was walking past with my 10 year old grandson and on a whim went on to visit.It was a great experience for both of us.This old warship has been lovingly restored...More

Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Well worth seeking out and visiting. Fascinating display on life on a small ship in the Pacific campaign. Really friendly team of volunteers, great enthusiasm for the ship, and it shows. Recommended

Thank david B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

HMAS Castlemaine is permanently moored at Gem Pier, not far from the dockyards where she was built. Between 1942 & 1945 it escorted convoys along Australia's east coast, running rescue missions into Timor. The Castlemaine also ran supplies into islands around New Guinea, patrolled Arafura...More

Thank Arthur B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A great heritage item for Melbourne. Well worth a look. It has lots of exhibits and some originality. Good for exploring. Good for kids too. Reasonable priced entry.

Thank john k
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Castlemaine , a Bathurst Class corvette was built in 1942 at the Williamstown Naval Dockyards just down the road from gem Pier and is now a floating museum. Although not open when visited you can get up close and you realise how small the fighting...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The HMAS Castlemaine was built in the Williamson Naval Dockyard. This corvette, amongst the RAN's smallest seagoing ships, served in World War II. It will fascinate those with an interest in the navy and the sea. The HMAS Castlemaine is open for inspection most weekends....More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This floating museum was a brilliant place to bring our scout troop. The on board museum and the volunteers that ran the tour were great and very engaging. Would recommend.

Thank Tash D
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This Corvette has been restored entirely by volunteers, donations and the small $6 adults and $3 kids entry fee. Not great if you are disabled as you have to climb the ladders between the levels. Set up as a museum with some sound effects and...More

Thank MargaretPowell
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited Williamstown (ferry ride from Southgate) with our young son over the school holidays. Just prior to returning, we visited HMAS Castlemaine for a tour and walk through. The guides are knowledgeable, friendly and very informative, and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about this important...More

Thank corbo7
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