Hmas CastlemaineCurrently Closed
- Address: Gem Pier, Williamstown 3016, Australia, Melbourne
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-393972363
- Ticket Price: 6 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Historical Site
The maritime history is closely interlinked with that of the growth of Melbourne as a city. HMAS Castlemaine is one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes that have known to serve World War II, and today is acclaimed to be last such vessel still a float. Restored by volunteers over a period of four decades, this vessel gives you an insight into the way the crews lived on boats worked during the war years. You can also watch the original main engines turning over, and view a wide range of artefacts documenting Australian maritime history inside this historical museum.
- The ship is close to cafes, playgrounds and heritage sites.
- Children 4 to 16 yrs: $3.00
- Families (two adults & two children): $15.00
- Children under 4 yrs: Free
- The entry to ship is open only on weekends and public holidays from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
- By Train: Williamstown Beach Train station
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95% of people start their Hmas Castlemaine visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hmas Castlemaine
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Best $8 you’ll ever spend! Beautiful scenery. Plenty to see, do and learn. Staff were incredibly friendly, willing to chat and gave my boy a badge. It’ll open your eyes to what life would be like at sea during WW2
A great place to show the kids a piece of our history. There is a tour available most weekends. It is affordable for families and has nearby toilet facilities as well as great cafes, ice creamery and more. A real gem. Parking is metered but the is enough of it.
Not open alot mostly weekends and school holidays. Was about 5 dollars an adult to go on. Amazing views from the park of the boat. Also great views of the city from the boat. A few interactive turrets on the boat. Boat kept nice and clean well worth a visit.
I went on the ship just for a browse around. I was surprised about the history which I had learnt from the volunteers. The volunteers had made the experience amazing. There is lot's to see on the ship. Many artefacts and videos are shown to give you the historical view of it's time. I was told about how everything works in the engine room. The volunteers knowledge had explained a breakdown about how the steam engine works which was very fascinating. The entry admission helps go towards the ship's restoration.
My 4 year old said it was really awesome, not just awesome.