Victoria’s South West has a rich maritime history with Portland the site of the first commercial port, and once thriving whaling industry.
Centre point to the museum is the historic Portland life boat one of the oldest of its type in the world and renown for its role in rescuing survivors from the Admella wreck in 1859.
Visit Portland Maritime Museum and see;
Portland’s 1858 lifeboat one of the oldest surviving vessels of its type in Australia.
A 14 meter Sperm whale skeleton
Whaling and Sealing Portland’s first European industry
The Admella story- one of Australia’s greatest maritime disasters
Portland’s early fishing industry and famous couta boats
Stories of Portland’s rich maritime past
and changing temporary exhibitions.