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Whyalla Maritime Museum
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Whyalla Maritime Museum

Description

HMAS Whyalla (J153/B252), named for the city of Whyalla, South Australia was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of 20 built on Admiralty order but manned by personnel of and later commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ship was sold to the Victorian Public Works Department at the end of the war, who renamed her Rip and used her as a maintenance ship. In 1984, she was purchased by Whyalla City Council, who put her on display as a landlocked museum ship in 1987.
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Contact details
E: visitor.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.au
P: 08 8645 7900
P: 1800 088 589

Reviewed by RvTrips
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RvTrips' review

09 Aug 2015

Whyalla Maritime Museum is located alongside the Whyalla Visitor Information Centre on the Lincoln Highway as you drive through Whyalla. The HMAS Whyalla has been transported inland (about two kilometres) and sits on plinths beside the Museum - you can't miss this huge ship as you drive along the Highway. Tours of this ship are conducted each day and this activity is highly recommended by RvTrips - find out about the history of this large vessel and see how the crew lived while on board.  

As you walk from the HMAS Whyalla to the Maritime Museum you will go through beautiful gardens which contain native species as well as plants from South Africa, North America and Europe - home to a variety of birds (wrens, owls and honeyeaters). The garden is a pleasant shady spot to each lunch and makes a great backdrop for weddings and functions - a beautiful outdoor wedding was being set up when we visited the gardens (we may have taken a photo under the archway for fun).

Inside the museum are exhibits on the WWII, the history of Whyalla’s shipyards and the Spencer Gulf, a gallery of Marine life, as well as one of the country’s largest scale-model railways which takes up a whole room. It is definitely worth a stop to explore this Maritime Museum in Whyalla and there are plenty of parking spaces in front of the Visitor Information Centre to pull up with the caravan in tow.

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E: visitor.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.au
P: 08 8645 7900
P: 1800 088 589
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