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 Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Hmas Castlemaine - Review
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.
Hmas Castlemaine Information
- The ship is close to cafes, playgrounds and heritage sites.
Hmas Castlemaine Ticket Prices
- Children 4 to 16 yrs: $3.00
- Families (two adults & two children): $15.00
- Children under 4 yrs: Free
Hmas Castlemaine Hours
- The entry to ship is open only on weekends and public holidays from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
How To reach Hmas Castlemaine by Public Transport
- By Train: Williamstown Beach Train station
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Melbourne before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Melbourne and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Hmas Castlemaine
0.66% of people who visit Melbourne include Hmas Castlemaine in their plan
95% of people start their Hmas Castlemaine visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hmas Castlemaine
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hmas Castlemaine
Hmas Castlemaine Trips
46 Views52 Days 51 Nights52 Day Trip to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart from Ho Chi Minh CityBy: Vu HoaCity: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart
Hmas Castlemaine, Melbourne Reviews
Beautiful museum ship in Williamstown. Lots of great photo opportunities.
HMAS Castlemaine is one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World War II, and is the last such vessel still afloat, having been restored by volunteers over four decades. HMAS Castlemaine is owned, preserved and operated as a museum ship by the Maritime Trust of Australia Inc. (MTA). The MTA is an all-volunteer not for profit organisation. Membership of the MTA is open to anybody. Visitors can see how crews lived and worked during the war years, witness the original main engines turning over, and view a wide range of artifacts documenting Australian maritime history. HMAS Castlemaine is located at Gem Pier in the heart of Williamstown, near the information centre in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place. The ship is close to cafes, playgrounds and heritage sites: Scienceworks and the Newport Rail Museum are both within a ten-minute drive, and Seaworks is just a stroll away.
We had our wedding ceremony on this ship. The crew were great, they obviously love the boat. Whether you are looking for a venue or looking to spend a fascinating hour or two I can highly recommend this historic monument.
Excellent experience that was unforgettable. Even the kids enjoyed it. Highly recommend. Gives a great insight on what it was like to live in a battleship in those times.
What an amazing piece of history! A must see for the family