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verandah with Bay view

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum welcomes cruise ships

The cruise ship season commences in Port Lincoln soon.  Thirteen  ships will visit between October ’19 – March ’20, bringing over 33,000 passengers and crew to enjoy the sights and taste our outstanding seafood. Axel Stenross Maritime Museum welcomes all cruise ship visitors and offers a discounted entry fee on the day. A great way to…

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Tuna Poler Statue Launch in Port Lincoln

The recent Tuna Poler statue launch at Port Lincoln was an exciting event. The idea of this iconic statue came from Jim Kay and the Port Lincoln Rotary Club, with Axel Stenross Maritime Museum managing the funding provided by generous donors. The current multimillion dollar tuna industry in Port Lincoln grew from tuna poling in…

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renovated verandah st up for function

Museum Renovations

Funding enables renovations The Verandah area of the Museum is now fully enclosed, thanks to generous funding provided by the Bendigo Community Bank and the Port Lincoln Rotary Club. Verandah gets a revamp Glass louvres and a large sliding glass window replaced old PVC blinds along the Southern side. The kitchen is now fully lined.…

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classic 1944 sail & oar vessel Victoria wins awards

Victoria latest restoration project Axel Stenross Maritime Museum’s latest restoration project is sail & oar vessel Victoria.  After deteriorating for many years in a paddock at Echuca she was donated to the Museum to be restored. The project, ably led by our master restorer Rob Haldane, took 15 months for a full restoration including woodworking,…

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Degei after hitting Donington Reef

Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks opened Sunday 12 August 2018  at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum with a special gold coin entry, live music by “Nelson’s Blood”, fish & chips  by Jeremy. What better way to spend a chilly Sunday! View the exhibition here until Sunday 30th September. Australian National Maritime Museum Did you know that Australia’s coast…

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