The Museum

Discover how the Shipwreck Coast got its name and see for yourself the many treasures saved from the ocean floor.

Begin your journey in the state-of-the-art Immersion Theatre for a snapshot of Warrnambool’s early history and a taste of the amazing stories you are about to discover in the village and museum.

The museum is home to Australia’s richest collection of shipwreck artefacts from some of the 200 ships known to have been wrecked along this coast.

From the everyday items of passengers to the famous Loch Ard Peacock statue valued at over $4 million, all have a tale to tell.

Underwater videos show the final resting place for some of the region’s doomed vessels, while spectacular sailing footage from 1929 captures wild storms encountered around Cape Horn.

Your entry includes a guided tour beginning the Loch Ard Peacock at 11.30am. One of our knowledgeable guides in full period costume will lead the 40-minute tour, regaling you with interesting facts about the museum’s collection and life in the 19th century.

No pets permitted (service animals excepted).

Search our registered artefacts on Victorian collections


By Day - Museum and Village Admission

Adults $19.50
Concession $15.50
Child $9.30
Family $50.00

By Night - Sound and Light Show Admission

Adults $32.00
Concession $29.00
Child $17.60
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $81.80
Additional Child $12.40

Day and Night Package

30% off your Day Entry when you purchase Night Show.

Adults $45.65
Concession $39.85
Child $24.15
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $116.80
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
Pets, including dogs are NOT permitted on-site at Flagstaff Hill at any time. Assistance dogs permitted with supporting credentials.

Open daily: 10am – 5pm
Tea Rooms: 11am - 3pm
Lolly Shop: 11am - 2pm
*subject to change without notice.

New Year’s Eve – 10am – 4pm

Night show: Nightly on dusk
Closed 25th & 31st December
Limited availability, pre purchase online or phone

Ph: (03) 5559 4600