South Bank & Maritime Museum

Maritime MuseumWe had a walk though South Bank on Sunday after a CityCat ride.  It’s always a great place to visit because there’s always something happening.  The markets were on with live music playing and lots of delicious aromas coming from the cafes and restaurants on Grey Street.  The playgrounds were full of children and lots of people were having picnics and using the free BBQs.

We visited the Maritime Museum which is beside the Goodwill Bridge.  The highlight of the Museum for children (and adults) is being able to explore the HMAS Diamantina, a decommissioned naval vessel in dry dock. With 160 sailors crewing the ship during WWII, you wonder how they all fitted into the cramped quarters.  This is a good attraction to visit during winter because I can imagine it would be very hot inside the ship in the summer months.

HMAS DiamentinaThere are plenty of other things to look at in the Museum including: scale models of famous ships; a room displaying lighthouse equipment; and an area where you can pretend you’re the captain of a ship.  You may even see a diver discovering a chest full of treasure. Take a picnic lunch and eat outside right above the river and enjoy the views.



Admission:  $8 adults / $7 concession / $3.50 children (5 – 16) / $18 family (2 + 3)

Hours:  9:30 am- 4:30 pm (last admission 3:30 pm)



About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of
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