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The Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum Port Albert is located in Gippsland's first port, Port Albert, discovered in 1841 by the survivors of the wreck of the steamer 'Clonmel' on the Ninety Mile Beach. Explorer Angus McMillan arrived at almost the same time.The Museum has an extensive collection of historic artefacts, photos and documents housed in the heritage listed Bank of Victoria built in 1861 to store gold from the Gippsland Gold Rush. The Museum houses an extensive library and archive which is available for research and there is a comprehensive education kit of student activities.The landscaped grounds contain the fishing boat 'Morning Star', 'Suzy' and the Cliffy Island workboat. There is a Trotman's anchor from the steam tug and trawler 'Wybia', two large sailing ship anchors, the restored Citadel Light, channel markers and beacons and an offshore oil/gas drill bit. There is a large timber deck where groups can sit and have tea and coffee.There are details of the Gippsland Gold Trail, tourist information for the Port Albert Heritage Stroll, nearby Tarra-Bulga National Park, Nooramunga Marine Park, the Ninety Mile Beach and White Woman's Waterhole.Bus tours and school groups are catered for and there are activities for children who visit individually.
From Sale take the A444through Yarram. At Alberton take the C452 to Port Albert. From Traralgon take the C482 to Yarram. From Foster take the A440 and turn off onto the C452 just before Alberton.
The Museum will open outside these times by special arrangement. Contact for details.
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