In 1798, explorers Bass and Flinders were dispatched to Van Diemens Land to ascertain if it was an island or not. Sailing with a crew of eight aboard His Majestys Colonial Sloop Norfolk, they took shelter in the Tamar River, anchoring off what is now George Town. Explore the tale of Bass and Flinders and Tasmania’s rich Maritime History at the Bass and Flinders Maritime Museum.
8 Elizabeth Street
George Town Tasmania.
Mon – Sun
11am – 3pm
Housings one of Tasmania’s most varied collections of maritime artifacts, the museum showcases the replica Sloop Norfolk, James Kelly's whaleboat the Elizabeth, and the Admiral, the Kenneth Dickenson, the Tamar Class Melanie, the sabot Zephyr 2, rowing fours, canoes, and a tribute to solo round the would quest by Ken Gourley.
The Bass and museum also feature an extensive collection of maps and charts, photographs, paintings, logbooks, movies, diaries, and journals.
Just brilliant! If you like history, boats and all things maritime - don't miss this place. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and go out of their way to help in anyway they can.