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Please Note: The ship will be closed and not open for visitors for the period from Friday 14 August to Saturday 29 August 2015 inclusive. It will be open for visitors again on Sunday 30 August 2015.
HMAS Castlemaine is leaving Gem Pier and being docked at the BAE Systems Shipyard (Williamstown) for cleaning and preservation of the hull.

HMAS Castlemaine is one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World War II, and is the last such vessel still afloat, having been restored by volunteers over four decades.

HMAS Castlemaine is open to the public on weekends, public holidays and by arrangement. Visitors can see how crews lived and worked during the war years, witness the original main engines turning over, and view a wide range of artefacts documenting Australian maritime history.

See the Gallery for images of the ship, modern and historic.

HMAS Castlemaine, open from 10am every weekend, is located at Gem Pier in the heart of Williamstown, near the information centre in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place.

The ship is close to cafes, playgrounds and heritage sites: Scienceworks and the Newport Rail Museum are both within a ten-minute drive, and Seaworks is just a stroll away.

facebook_logo Opening Hours: Weekends & public holidays from 10am. Last admissions 4pm. Adults $6, Children 4-16 yrs $3, Families (two adults & two children) $15.
Children under 4 yrs – free.