2024 marks the 250th anniversary of Matthew Flinders birthday. Join us as we commemorate this milestone with a weekend of fun family activities.

Enjoy a unique experience and embody the spirit of adventure on board the Julie Burgess as you sail out on the kanamaluka / River Tamar.

As a special release, Zenith Distillery is releasing The Matthew Flinders Navy Strength Gin to celebrate Matthew Flinders 250th birthday. This Gin is a local collaboration between Bass & Flinders Maritime Museum, Zenith Distillery and local Artist Ann Williams-Fitzgerald.

  • Tall Ship Julie Burgess Sailing in York Cove
  • Wooden Boat Display
  • Ships & Navigation with a Sextant
  • Dual cake cutting live with Donnington, UK
  • Cake Decorating Competition - Saturday 16th of March. Judging at 4:00pm by Tamar Cakes
    • Winner receives a $50 gift voucher from Tamar Cakes.
  • Museum Tours
  • Coffee & Food Vans
  • Children Activities
    • Boat Building with Tool School - Sunday 17th of March at 12:30pm


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Tool Skool Bass and Flinders Maritime Centre

Kids loved this place. The guider was very patient and knowledgeable. Recommend for family with primary school aged children.

Vivian Yu