Geelong Maritime Museum

Geelong Maritime Museum

Overlooking Corio Bay, the Geelong Maritime Museum is located in the stable of Osborne House which was built in 1857. The museum has displays looking at the colourful history of Osbourne House which was the site of the first Australian Naval College in 1913 and the first submarine base in 1921. The museum also focuses on the history of Corio Bay as a port.

Address: 
The Stables, Osborne House, Swinburne Street, North Geelong, VIC
Tel: 
0352773808
Hours: 
10:00am - 4:30pm daily
Admission: 
Adult $4.00, Concession $2.00, Family $10.00
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, gift shop, reference library, guided tours, lecture hall and brochures available.
Collection: 
Naval: from Nelson and Trafalgar to WW11; Maritime: merchant navy, our Corio Bay, sail instruments; Library: charts, maps, maritime and naval reference
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Diorama

View of Corio Bay, Geelong 1950

View of Corio Bay, Geelong 1950
Description:
The diorama is interesting to locals especially as it shows depths and channels of the inner harbour and various landmarks of Geelong city and suburbs.
Date:
1950

Corio Bay, Geelong

Small army boat

Folboat (canoe)

Folboat (canoe)
Description:
The boat is a fifteen foot, intact and fully restored example of the famous "folboat" used by army commandoes in WWII. Operated by two men and launched from submarines, its purpose was to enter enemy waters, inflict damage and return to safety.
Date:
1940 - 1945

Singapore

Ship model

Model of HMAS Kanimbla

Model of HMAS Kanimbla
Description:
This model was built by the original shipbuilder of the HMAS Kanimbla and was probably placed in a shipping agency's foyer. HMAS Kanimbla originally used an Australian coastal trade. It was commandeered by the navy and had a distinguished WWII career as an armed merchant cruiser and landing ship. It resumed coastal trade after the war.
Date:
1937

Geelong, Australia

A ships' wheel

Ships' Wheel

Ships' Wheel
Description:
This was the ships' wheel of the local tug boat "Victor" which was broken up. It is a typical example of a ships' wheel used by helmsman all over the world on many types of boats and ships and over many centuries.

Geelong, Corio Bay

Diving suit

Diving suit including helmet, weights & air supply

Diving suit including helmet, weights & air supply
Creator:
Siebe Gorman & Company Limited
Description:
Geelong Harbour Trust used this diving suit to inspect and repair various pylons in the bay.

Corio Bay, Geelong