- George Young Building, 1 Frances Ward Drive, Auckland Pt, Gladstone, QLD 4680
- Postal address
- PO Box 1802, Gladstone, QLD 4680
- Opening hours
- Thur, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
- Adults: $6; Children: $3; Concession: $5; Family: $15
The Gladstone Maritime Museum was established in 1989 and has grown considerably since then.
The museum has over 2000 items on display.
The Museum’s displays focus on but are not limited to the maritime history of the Curtis Coast and the Capricorn-Bunker Coral Islands.
Displays cover discovery and exploration of the focus area, settlement, early and current industry, Naval involvement and recreational use of the region.
Notable displays include the “Wreck Wall” showing shipwreck location up until recent times, and the “Jenny Lind” figurehead with the story of the self-rescue saga following the shipwreck on Kenn Reef in 1850.
A number of very detailed models illustrate early sailing vessels, naval vessels, and even the paddlesteamer “PS Premier” which provided the passenger link from the end of the Railway at Gladstone through the narrows to Rockhampton over a century ago.
There are many fascinating stories associated with the display items.
Visitors should allow 1.5 hours to fully appreciate the displays.