WARSHIP & MARINE CORPS MUSEUM

TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA. PRESERVING NAVAL HISTORY SINCE 1963

The Warship & Marine Corps Museum Collection includes:

  • A library of over 3000 books and government documents covering all periods of Naval history, used to help research Museum displays;

  • Diaries and handwritten personal accounts of life in the Navy both ashore & afloat, in war and peace;

  • Uniforms, rank and ratings badges and medals along with an extensive collection of cap tallies;

  • Models of ships;

  • Paintings, prints and original recruiting posters from around the world;

  • 20th century navigational charts;

  • Approximately 5,000 Naval-related postcards from the 1890s through to 1945;

  • Signatures of most Royal Australian Navy commissioning and decommissioning crews during the later half of the 20th century, autographed command cards, historical photographs and documents, newspaper posters;

  • Nameplates, shell cases, signal flags, life buoys and other artefacts from ships;

  • U.S. Space Program from the Mercury flights to the Space Shuttle; the European Space Agency; unmanned programs;

  • More than 80,000 negatives of Naval ships from a large number of navies taken from the early 1930s to the present. Prints available via our shop.
YEARS COLLECTING
Artefacts +
Displays
Exhibition Rooms

Museum Displays

Across eight halls, a selection of the best and most interesting items from the Museum collection, illustrate the great stories of western Naval history.

Museum Shop

A wide range of surplus artefacts, books, photograhic prints, postcards, posters and 20th Century naval charts are available in the Museum's shop "Mainly Maritime”.

GET IN TOUCH

Visit

The Museum collection is now on display, together with the Museum shop “Mainly Maritime”, in the seaside town of St Helens, in Tasmania, Australia. You are welcome to call ahead to book a visit.

Otherwise our normal viewing hours are
~ 10am to 5pm
~ Wednesday to Sundays
~ October to May each year

After hours tours possible, by appointment.

Contact Details

  • +61 439 581 701
  • P.O. Box 412, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
  • warshipmuseum@gmail.com
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