Maritime Discovery Centre

Maritime Discovery Centre

Located in the Visitor Information Centre on Lee Breakwater Road

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.


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