From the eye of the needle to the edge of the shelf

Donation Moratorium
November 2021 — January 2023

Due to a large backlog of donated materials as well as upcoming collection work, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre will not be accepting new donations. This suspension will end in January 2023.

If you have items you wish to donate, we request that you hold on to them for the time being.

We are proud to be a trusted repository for objects and information pertaining to Devonport’s local social history and the maritime history of the Bass Strait. We take great care in preserving these objects for the future.

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Devonport City Council

The Devonport City Council is dedicated to providing a suite of cross connected business, tourism and community websites just like this one.

Our mission is to be a source of knowledge, ideas, stories and memories. The Bass Strait Maritime Centre’s collection is a repository developed as a resource to inspire and educate the community and visitors. A key focus of the collection is to contribute to the interpretation and preservation of the history and maritime heritage of the Devonport region and its connection with the Bass Strait.