Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
By Day....Flagstaff Hill. Created around the original 1859 Lighthouse and fortifications, Flagstaff Hill takes you back in time. By visiting our recreated maritime village and interpretive centre, you will hear, see and experience for yourself the hardships of those who sailed the high seas. By Night....get Shipwrecked! Be spellbound by the magical experience that is Shipwrecked!. This spectacular sound and laser show brings to life the tragic tale of the Loch Ard disaster, and of its two survivors.
Flagstaff Hill's Collection holds over 10,000 items. Our focus is centered around early Victorian shipwreck and settlement artefacts from 1850 - 1940. Our most significant item is the Loch Ard Peacock which is a minton earthernware majolica glazed peacock that survived the shipwreck of the Loch Ard. Other items of interest in our collection include the Carmichael Watch, the ships bells from numerous Shipwrecks, cannons and the Schomberg Diamond Ring.
Flagstaff Hill maritime Village's collection of items is significant as it is the largest collection of shipwreck artefacts to be held in Victoria. The value of the collection is also important due toe provenance of many of the items, their social significance as well as their rarity.