Victoria’s far south west has a rich maritime history with Portland the site of the state’s first commercial port and once thriving whaling industry.

Centre point of the museum is the historic Portland Lifeboat, one of the oldest of its type in the world and renowned for its role in rescuing survivors from the Admella wreck in 1859.

Visit Portland’s Maritime Museum and see;

  • Portland’s 1858 lifeboat one of the oldest surviving wooden vessels in Australia.
  • a 14 metre Sperm Whale skeleton
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  • Whaling and Sealing -Portland’s first European Industry.
  • the Admella story- one of Australia’s greatest maritime disasters.
  • Portland’s early fishing industry & the famous “Couta” boats.
  • Stories of Portland’s rich maritime past.
  • Plus changing temporary exhibitions