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Brisbane’s historic Steam Tug Forceful takes a river trip ahead of a health check

Queensland’s last-remaining steam tugboat, ST Forceful, will once again take to the Brisbane River this Thursday 21 January. The 95-year-old tug boat will be moved down river from its berth at Queensland Maritime Museum to The Yard slipway at Hemmant in order to undergo a survey of her hull. “ST Forceful served the people of [...]

2021-01-20T15:50:59+10:00January 20th, 2021|News & Media|Comments Off on Brisbane’s historic Steam Tug Forceful takes a river trip ahead of a health check

January 9-10 Re-opening Postponed

Queensland Maritime Museum has postponed its trial re-opening this weekend due to the Greater Brisbane COVID-19 lockdown. QMM will refund ticket fees for all supporters who had planned to visit the South Brisbane site on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January. Approximately 75% of available tickets had been purchased. “We are very disappointed, but of [...]

2021-01-08T15:46:34+10:00January 8th, 2021|News & Media|Comments Off on January 9-10 Re-opening Postponed

QMM open to visitors 9-10 January 2021

Ahoy there! History buffs and maritime mavens urged to visit Queensland Maritime Museum this weekend. Queensland Maritime Museum is encouraging visitors on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January, as the organisation announces a trial re-opening. QMM has been closed since November 1, 2020 due to the devastating impacts of Covid-19. The museum makes the bulk [...]

2021-01-07T21:12:45+10:00January 7th, 2021|News & Media|Comments Off on QMM open to visitors 9-10 January 2021

2020 at QMM

Part 1 - QMM's 2020 Year 2020 has been a year like no other: one we will never forget! A global pandemic, a lockdown in March, our ‘vulnerable staff’ (volunteers) not able to fill their usual roles, the closure of our doors for 6 months, and a re-opening that didn’t bring the required revenue (due [...]

2021-01-03T17:39:10+10:00January 1st, 2021|News & Media|Comments Off on 2020 at QMM

Please join QMM Chair and Board Directors for an…Information Session

6 December, 2020 Please join QMM Chair and Board Directors for an...Information Session Dear Volunteers & Members of Queensland Maritime Museum (QMM), Our next Information Session will be a twilight event. Our Chair, Captain Kasper Kuiper and various Board Directors will lead the discussion about QMM's current situation and future opportunities. Read More: https://mailchi.mp/bcb54ffd067a/information-session-5pm-friday-11-december

2021-01-12T17:12:06+10:00December 6th, 2020|News & Media|Comments Off on Please join QMM Chair and Board Directors for an…Information Session

Secure QMM’s Future – Sign Our Petition

Queensland Maritime Museum needs your help. 2021 will mark our 50th anniversary, and we want to preserve our collection for years to come. We believe the best chance of this is for QMM to become a campus of the Queensland Museum Network. We have launched a Change.org petition appealing to the Queensland Government to take [...]

2020-12-02T22:40:56+10:00December 2nd, 2020|News & Media|Comments Off on Secure QMM’s Future – Sign Our Petition

Save Queensland Maritime Museum!

2 December, 2020 Save Queensland Maritime Museum! QMM needs your help! A NEW HORIZON! 2021 will mark our 50th anniversary, and we want to preserve our collection for generations to enjoy for years to come. We believe the best chance of this, is for QMM to become a campus of the Queensland Museum Network. We [...]

2021-01-12T17:07:46+10:00December 2nd, 2020|News & Media|Comments Off on Save Queensland Maritime Museum!

November Update

24 November, 2020 November Update Hibernation The Board and management of Queensland Maritime Museum are currently working on strategy to ensure the best way forward for our museum, as well as the preservation of the collection for future generations. Essential activity only on site whilst in "Hibernation" Thank you to all of our tireless volunteers [...]

2021-01-12T16:57:20+10:00November 24th, 2020|News & Media|Comments Off on November Update

Museum Closed

Queensland Maritime Museum Statement - 15 November 2020 You may have seen some media articles about Queensland Maritime Museum facing an uncertain future. It is no secret that the Covid-19 lockdown hit QMM hard, reducing our income from visitor entrance fees to zero for seven months. Staff and volunteers worked incredibly hard to create a [...]

2020-11-16T14:38:22+10:00November 16th, 2020|News & Media|Comments Off on Museum Closed

QMM closes its doors in November

4 November, 2020 QMM closes its doors in November We are closed Dear Members, Volunteers, and other Stakeholders, As you know, Queensland Maritime Museum (QMM) only reopened its doors to the public a few weeks ago (mid September), but now with low visitor numbers (30%), a decimated volunteer base ('Vulnerable' volunteers are not able to [...]

2021-01-12T16:50:06+10:00November 4th, 2020|News & Media|Comments Off on QMM closes its doors in November