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Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

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Interesting Museum

It's well worth visiting this small museum. It focusses on the life and times of piloting of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
Well worth visiting

If you have made it all the way down the Tamar to take photos of the lovely old lighthouse and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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399 Low Head Rd, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 1143
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We arrived late yesterday for lunch but were treated like family. We ordered the crumbed flathead and chips and salad. It was 5 star standard. Delicious crisply deep fried fresh fish fillets. Probably from George Town Seafoods. Chips were delicious too and a lovely salad....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 November 2014

When we entered the cafe we were the only customers. We both ordered the soup, from the special board, and an iced coffee. We were told that there was enough soup left for a couple of servings. Another couple entered the cafe and ordered hot...More

1  Thank maree h
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All reviews morse code sponge cake fog horn well worth the visit tamar river bass cafe on site interesting exhibits george town run by volunteers pies great coffee themed rooms shipwrecks history ships cottage
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's well worth visiting this small museum. It focusses on the life and times of piloting of the entrance to the Tamar River and the hazards of the Hebe reef where many ships have come to grief. The displays are interesting and informative and the...More

Thank Tripper514
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have made it all the way down the Tamar to take photos of the lovely old lighthouse and panoramic view, make time to visit the Maritime Museum. Housed in a most attractive old building in a beautifully kept precinct, it is an interesting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving past the Low Head Pilot Station around Lunchtime recently and were attracted by a road sign advertising the Coxswains Cottage Café ,so we dropped in to see if lunch was available. The Pilot Station is near the entry of the Tamar River...More

Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The whole precinct is well looked after and steeped in history The Museum itself is well presented. Particularly enjoyed the Plimsoll Line story and the interactive Morse code Highly recommended

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is still a working pilot station. I started by having a coffee and cake at the cafe, pricey but good. Then moved over to look in the museum. Many rooms to enter to see quality displays relating to local maritime history. Type your name...More

Thank Wombatsforever
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Well worth an hour to read the maritime history when visiting the eastern tip of the Tamar River on Bass Strait. Also , visit the lighthouse and see the refurbished life saving foghorn.

Thank kathmandu91
Reviewed 12 August 2018

So glad we came across this little gem. As soon as we walked in the door, we paid a small fee and the lady gave a very detailed and descriptive account of the ships and mariners. The museum itself is extremely interesting. Even tough it...More

Thank MJ T
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

So we were delayed on our flight and though we would check out the coast having been across country for a bit. Came across Low Head. Delightful, picturesque and a village feel ! The maritime museum is manned by volunteers. It’s cheap and while it...More

Thank kbill09
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Great location and beautiful views, don’t miss the cafe. Great coffee and the raspberry sponge cake 🍰 with fresh cream and raspberries was amazing 👍🏻 hope to be back again.

Thank 570nicoleg
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

A modest entry fee is very worthwhile. Many rooms of various artifacts are informative and engaging. The curators are to be congratulated. There are hands on exhibits. A very good understanding of the history of maritime activity and social implications is developed. Well done to...More

Thank jackiew185
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