Wreck of the Clonmel.

ENTRANCE FEES to the Museum as follows:

Adult: $6.00
Concession, Coach Group $5.00

With prior notification the Museum can offer the following:

* Seating in the Courtyard while dining on local Fissh & Chips with complimentary tea and coffee.
* Morning/afternoon tea of coffee/tea and biscuits for $2.00 per head.
* A talk about Port Albert either on the bus as a town tour or as a talk in the Courtyard.
* A visit to St.Johns Church, Port Albert. Gold coin donation in box in church.
* A visit to Christ Church, Tarraville. Gold coin donation in box in church.

Open hours: see home page. Coaches by appointment.

Toilets are available at the Museum. 

Contact phone numbers for bookings and information
Museum phonelfax   (03) 51- 83 2520
Bill Black         (03) 51 - 83 2213

Port Albert Maritime Museum : The Port Albert Maritime Museum received the Project of the Year Award in the Victorian sector in 1998, and was also recognised for full Accreditation, the only Maritime Museum in Victoria to reach that level of achievement.
 On display is a unique maritime collection depicting the discovery and first settlement of Gippsland in 1841.

Christ Church, Tarraville: This Church consecrated in 1856, is the oldest wooden church still in service in Gippsland.  The National Trust in co-operation with the local parish council has commenced a restoration program. Built entirely without nails from local timber it is one of the few reminders of the Tarraville township when it was the largest town in Gippsland in the 1850s.

St.  John's Church, Port Albert: This is the second St. John's Church built to replace the original built in 1863.  A scrub fire destroyed the first building but not before the historic furnishings were hastily removed.  Among these were the chairs and poop rail recovered from the paddle steamship the "Clonmel " which ran aground at the Port Albert entrance in 1841.  These items and the magnificent stain glass window behind the altar are features of the present Church.


1 . The Museum should be advised of any variation in scheduled arrival times.  Messages may be phoned or faxed through to the reception desk (03 51 83 2520).  The mobile phone numbers of the drivers would also be of assistance to the Museum.

2. Coaches should initially park at the side entrance to the Museum where there is an access ramp into the building.

3. Coach drivers should ask their passengers to remain on the coach and notify reception of the arrival of the coach.

4. In most cases before the passengers leave the coach a Museum tour guide will give a short introduction on local history and highlights concerning the Museum.

5. The coach driver should check with reception as to whether the coach needs to be moved to another location.  This may be necessary if the Museum is expecting the arrival of another coach.

6. Any vouchers or cheques carried by the drivers should be presented at reception.  Receipts will be issued by the Museum.

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Last update 21 November 2011