Australian National Maritime Museum

  based on 1 review   write a review

2 Murray Street, Sydney, Australia
www.anmm.gov.au - +61 2 9298 3777
Australian National Maritime Museum  - CLS 4 Carpentaria
Australian National Maritime Museum  - CLS 4 Carpentaria
Australian National Maritime Museum  - Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse
Australian National Maritime Museum  - Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse
Australian National Maritime Museum  - Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney Reviews

grandmar grandmar
237 reviews
Cape Bowling Green lighthouse Jul 06, 2012
Because I am particularly interested in lighthouses, I wanted to visit this museum, but we just didn't get there. This is a shame because apparently it is free on the FIRST THURSDAY of the month (excluding the public & school holidays).. The best I could do was to photograph the Cape Bowling Green lighthouse and Lightship CLS-4 Carpentaria from to top of the tower where we had lunch, and from across Darling Harbour when we went to the Aquarium.

The Cape Bowling Green lighthouse was originally built in 1874 about 45 miles south of Townsville, Queensland. It is a round wood frame tower covered by galvanized iron sheets. There is a lantern and gallery on top. The lighthouse was relocated twice because of beach erosion and then in 1987, it was replaced by a modern lighthouse, and dismantled and moved to the AMSA with the original 3rd order Chance Brothers lens. Located on the wharf at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour a short distance south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Site and tower open to guided tours daily. Check the schedule by phone before you come.

The CLS 4 Carpentaria, built in 1917 was an unmanned lightship Lightships are floating lighthouses that aid navigation and warn ships of hazards. They anchor where a permanent light can't be built, beaming powerful lights that run for months. Commonwealth Lightship 4, Carpentaria, was one of four unmanned lightships built at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, in 1916-17. It originally used an automatic acetylene light with a sunlight-operated valve to turn it on and off. Painted red with its name in huge letters on the side, it was easily recognisable to navigators. CLS4 retired in 1985 after a close encounter with container shipping in Bass Strait almost sent the sturdy, steel-hulled vessel to the bottom. It is a single-masted steel lightship; with a round cylindrical light tower with lantern amidships. It was replaced by a modern ship.

Open daily 9.30 am - 5 pm (6 pm in January)

Closed Christmas Day, 25 December

Vessels open at 10 am, last boarding 4.10 pm

Galleries & Exhibitions Ticket

Adult $7 Child $3.50 Family $17.50

Address: 2 Murray Street Darling Harbour Sydney NSW

Directions: Bus 443 from Circular Quay.
Australian National Maritime Museum
Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse
Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse
CLS 4 Carpentaria
Link
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!

Check Sydney Hotel Deals

Check-in:
Check-out:
Guests:
Rooms:
Sydney Map
1 review
1 review
3 reviews - $32
2 reviews - $77
2 reviews - $26
3 reviews
2 reviews - $131
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300