George Town and Low Head museums, art and culture

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    LEARN ABOUT THE MARITIME HISTORY OF THE REGION AT THE LOW HEAD PILOT STATION AND MARITIME MUSEUM: Photo - Garry Moore, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Things to do in George Town and Low Head

MuseumsGeorge Town museums, art and culture

Old Watch House Museum

This place was originally the local lockup for both male and female offenders. Today it has been restored and is a museum of the regions rich history.

Macquarie Street
George Town, Tasmania

Low Head Pilot Station & Maritime Museum

Here you can learn about the maritime history of the region and see one of the best-preserved examples of an early pilot station, built by convicts in 1805. The pilot station is still in operation today. There is also the Low Head lighthouse, which has panoramic views of the peninsula, Tamar Valley, estuary, surf and river beaches.

399 Low Head Road
Low Head, Tasmania
Phone (03) 6382 1143

Bass & Flinders Centre

In 1798 the explorers Bass & Flinders sailed the HM Colonial Sloop Norfolk right into the Tamar River and anchored off what is now George Town. The replica of this boat can now be viewed here along with a host of maritime history.

8 Elizabeth St
George Town, Tasmania
Phone (03) 6382 3792