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HMAS Castlemaine

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Address: Gem Pier | Gem Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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We visited Williamstown (ferry ride from Southgate) with our young son over the school holidays. Just prior to returning, we visited HMAS Castlemaine for a tour and walk through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited Williamstown (ferry ride from Southgate) with our young son over the school holidays. Just prior to returning, we visited HMAS Castlemaine for a tour and walk through. The guides are knowledgeable, friendly and very informative, and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about this important history. Be ready to climb some internal ladders to see the upper deck and living... More 

Thank corbo7
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This attraction is worth the visit for history buffs, and to gain an understanding of how cramped the living was in small ships during WW2 The Castlemeaine is a Corvette which served during WW2 largely in Australia and Timor waters. there is a small cost for atmittance

Thank Dencal1945
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

HMAS Castlemaine is a hidden treasure waiting to be explored. Docked in the central harbour of Williamstown beside the main park (which has a great market on Sundays) and a stones throw from the multitude of restaurants, cafés and shops of main street Williamstown. A ridiculously cheap $6 for adults is tremendous value for what you get to see and... More 

Thank Aussie2012
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

One of the better flooding War History Museums HMAS Castlemaine used during the Second World War in the pacific fighting off the Japanese. Just amazing to walk around and take it this ship as it was back in war years. Well done to the Williamstown community that made this flooding museum possible.

Thank Waynedvh
Gippsland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very cheap and well worth a visit, you can have the run of most areas or take advantage of one of the well informed volunteers. Need care when going down ladders so maybe not for small children.

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Maffra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying a few nights in Williamson we strolled on to the pier and decided to have a look at the Castlemaine Mine Sweeper. We were highly delighted when a guide came and joined us and took us on the grand tour. His explanation was superb. He highlighted all the salient points and guided us all the way. His knowledge... More 

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Portland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

HMAS Castlemaine was built in Williamstown Victoria. Castlemaine is now retired and moored in Williamstown and gives a first hand view of the function of a mine sweeper, how the crew and officers lived and worked. The volunteers make this exhibition come to life with their knowledge and experience. We had the opportunity to visit the engine room and listen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

If you like ships you must visit this ship.You can see this when you do your river cruise from South Bank.The boat stops here.You can visit when you get off at Williamstowm pier.

Thank SE s
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The HMAS Castlemaine is a corvette, one of the smallest ocean-going warships afloat. The ship was built during World War II at the Williamstown Naval Dockyard, near where it is noew berthed. Aficionados of naval history will love this ship. You can go aboard.

Thank Jeffry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

An amazing war ship, volenteers can share at lot of history with you if you are interested in history or you can just look about on your own, we wished we had more time! History we were told was amazing, you could spend 2 hrs on the ship! Check website for more details & price! It's a must if you... More 

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