History

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village Museum Collection

As Victoria's most active maritime museum and village we hold Australia's most significant shipwreck artefact collection.

A key feature is the priceless Minton statue, the Loch Ard Peacock. Australia's most valuable shipwreck artefact (Currently valued at $4m) the Loch Ard Peacock was being transported in 1878 from England to Melbourne aboard the clipper the Loch Ard, bound for display at Melbourne's Great International Exhibition of 1880.

The ship ran into the cliffs at what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge, with the peacock being washed ashore two days after the wreck. Permanently housed at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village it forms the centrepiece of the Great Circle Gallery that houses our rich maritime heritage.


Stories from Shipwreck Coast

Learn more about the History of the Shipwreck Coast by downloading the following historical fact sheets.

The wreck of the Loch Ard & the Loch Ard Peacock

The Carmichael Watch salvaged from the wreck of the Loch Ard

Lady Bay Lighthouse Precinct

Warrnambool Garrison

The Mahogany Ship

Shipwreck information


Donate Items to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village

Collection Policy Download

Donation Form Download


 

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By Day - Museum and Village Admission

Adults $18.00
Concession $14.50
Child $8.50
Family $48.00

By Night - Sound and Light Show Admission

Adults $30.00
Concession $27.00
Child $15.95
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $77.00
Additional Child $12.00

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Adults $42.60
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Child $21.90
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $110.60
Additional Child $12.00
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village

Don’t just learn about maritime history – experience it 
in our Living Museum and Spectacular Sound and Light Shows

89 Merri Street Warrnambool

Open Daily from 9am to 5pm
last admission 4pm

Ph: (03) 5559 4600