The Queensland Maritime Museum is located in the Southbank right next to the Brisbane River.
The Museum showcases genuine maritime items, models, pictures and information relating to Queensland maritime history, and is a must visit for any maritime enthusiast. The Maritime Museum is wheelchair accessible with all three levels of the building accessible via a lift. Each level is fairly small, with the middle level being the largest and the ground level having an accessible toilet near the Maritime gift shop upon entry.
The Museum is primarily run by volunteers. Ticket prices range from $14 for a concession and $16 for an Adult. The lady at the ticket office didn’t know about the Carer Companion card but agreed to accept it after we explained the card to her.
The Queensland Maritime Museum is home to the HMAS Diamantina WarShip. Visitors are able to board and explore the ship, with wheelchair access available onboard the outside of the ship via a ramp. Due to the bulkheads, there is no wheelchair access inside the ship, nevertheless the HMAS warship Diamantina is a must see even with access only to the outside.
The Museum is also home to the Pink Lady. The Queensland and Commonwealth governments jointly purchased Jessica Watson’s yacht and donated it to the Queensland Maritime Museum, where it can be viewed by visitors from a distance.
We caught the CityCat ferry into the Southbank terminal. Sadly the CityCat doesn’t stop at the Maritime Museum Terminal located right at the front of the Museum. The Southbank ferry terminal walk is about 10 minutes along the waterfront with easy accessible walkways. There is also the option to catch the train into either Southbank or South Brisbane train station for those not wishing to travel via ferry.
The Queensland Maritime Museum plays an essential part in the history of Queensland Maritime. The Museum has some very interesting items on display and provides excellent information on Queensland Maritime history. Even though the building is fully wheelchair accessible, we found the Museum a little outdated and would love to see it upgraded in the future. We noticed the accessible toilet had a shower, but the shower was unusable because it had a missing showerhead, and the soap in the bathroom was old and dirty. Overall we enjoyed our visit but did feel the Museum was in need of TLC in some areas.
To find out more information on the Queensland Maritime Museum head over to their official website or social media pages.
In my opinion I give the Queensland Maritime Museum a rating of 4 for wheelchair accessibility, and a rating of 3 stars for the overall experience .
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*