Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum | Closed

Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum | Closed

The Geelong Naval & Maritime Museum is closed to the public.

The museum is located in the stables of Osborne House, built in 1857..

The museum is currently closed due to a mold issue discovered in 2017.

Stay tuned for a reopen date.

Geelong Naval And Maritime Museum

The museum is housed in the stables of historic Osborne House in North Geelong, a building that has been integral to some of Geelong's port operations over the years.

The original section of Osborne House is known as the Muirhead building and was named after Robert Muirhead who built the home in 1858. Muirhead was an early pastoralist who originally came from Scotland, he died on the property in 1862 and the property was sold to several private owners before passing to the Geelong Harbour Trust in 1903.

In 1910 the house was extended and then more renovations were made in 1912 when the Royal Australian Naval College made Osborne House its home. The collage moved to Jervis Bay in 1915 and the building operated as a military hospital for a time during the war years as well as a home for the J Class Submarine of the Royal Australian Navy's submarine service. In 1929 Osborne House reverted to the Harbour Trust's control and was occupied by the Shire of Corio from 1938 until 1941 when it became a training centre for the army during WW2. The Corio shire returned to the house in 1943 and remained there until 1995 when the shire merged with the City of Geelong.

Today the stables at the rear of Osborne House operate as the maritime museum and can be accessed via Swinburne Street in North Geelong. (Swinburne Street runs off Melbourne Road, next to the Vietnam Veterans memorial).

UPDATE: The museum is currently closed due to a mold issue discovered in Osbourne House in 2017.

Why not check out the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  51b Swinburne Street, Geelong North 3215 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 03 5277 3808
51b Swinburne Street,Geelong NorthVictoria03 5277 3808

❊ Web Links ❊

Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum | Closed 

❊ Also See.. ❊

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Disclaimer: Check with the venue (web links) before making plans, travelling or buying tickets.

Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.

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Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum | Closed