Historic Site in Queenscliff

Fort Queenscliff

Queencliff's fort was first used as a coastal defence in 1882 to protect Melbourne from a feared Russian invasion. It remained a base until 1946, and was then used as the Army Staff College until late 2012; today...

Museum in Queenscliff

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Home to the last lifeboat to serve the Rip (the treacherous stretch of water linking Port Phillip Bay to Bass Strait) , this recommended museum has displays on the intriguing current-day pilot-boat process,...

Gallery in Queenscliff

Salt Contemporary Art

Within a heritage building on the main street, this quality gallery focuses on the work of contemporary Australian artists, including pieces by Indigenous artists.

Aquarium in Queenscliff

Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre

While this education centre is aimed at schoolchildren, it's worth popping in to have a gawk at the local species that live in the sea and lakes. Display tanks often contain seahorses, fish and the highly...

Museum in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Historical Museum

This small museum on the main strip is dedicated to the area's rich local history. Exhibits change every few months, but its catalogued historical photographs are always there to peruse. Check the website for...

Gallery in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Gallery

A lovely space inside a historic stone church (c 1868), this worthwhile gallery exhibits works by contemporary Australian artists who work on paper. Lithography is the main focus, and all works are available for...

Gallery in Queenscliff

Seaview Gallery

Pop by this lovely main-street gallery to see works by established and emerging Australian artists.