Spring Bay Maritime & Discovery Centre

Welcome! Our Centre is about celebrating local history and the creative arts in the Spring Bay region of Tasmania’s beautiful east coast. 

The Centre is made up of 3 groups, providing creative, practical and informative spaces for members and visitors to participate in and enjoy.

museum

Maritime Museum

Our Museum celebrates the history and maritime legacy of the Spring Bay region through local history, storytelling events and exhibitions. Among our exhibits are restored small boats made by local boatbuilders of renown and an indigenous bark canoe. We’re open to small groups by appointment. 

shed

Community Shed

Celebrating local wooden
boat-building heritage

Sourcing

Boats that have fallen on hard times are sourced and brought to the Shed

Restoring

Shed members work together to bring sad old wooden boats back to life

Finishing

With time, skill and effort, restoration is complete and boats are set to go

Enjoying

We have fun along the way and enjoy getting together to share

studio

Studio & Gallery

The Studio encourages creativity through a vibrant art space, with classes in drawing, painting, printmaking and much more.  The Studio is led by a professional artist.

Open every Monday 9.30am to 1.00pm and through January, when our yearly exhibition is on show. Also open by appointment. Visitors and new members are most welcome. 

What's Happening

News and Events at Spring Bay Maritime & Discovery Centre
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2021 Exhibition ‘Scape’

The Studio and Gallery’s 2021 exhibition ‘Scape’ will open on 7 January and continue every day throughout the month. It will feature large charcoal works on paper, part of a class project, as well as small paintings of interpretive landscape. These works have been done in a short time as, like so many, we closed for much of the year due to COVID. Last year’s exhibition attracted over 1,100 visitors but in these strange times we’ll see what happens. Be assured that all the requisite COVID requirements will be in place, so visitors can feel safe to enjoy the works.

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2020 Summer Cruise

Our Summer Evening Cruise took place on Saturday 8 February aboard the Maria Island Ferry (run by Navigator) and was very successful. Whilst the number of guests was a little down on last year, everyone who attended had an excellent night. This yearly event helps the Maritime Museum raise much needed funds to allow us to continue to open and develop our exhibitions, so thanks to all who attended.

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Working towards the Wooden Boat Festival

Our Shed boat building team Bernard and Chris are working on a beautiful old boat which we are hoping to enter in next years Wooden Boat Festival. If we manage to pull it off, what a wonderful achievement for our Shed as well a great asset. 

about

A bit more about the Centre

Jim Playsted

President

Dale Pearce

Chair, Maritime Museum

Peter Deak

Chair, Community Shed

Sue Nettlefold

Chair, Studio & Gallery

We Are Here...

We’re situated on Tasmania’s east coast at the Marina, 17 Esplanade, Triabunna (close by the Maria Island Ferry Terminal)  

Spring Bay Maritime & Discovery Centre Inc
ABN 29 601 920 913

17 Esplanade West, Triabunna, Tasmania 7190
PO Box 264, Orford, Tasmania 7190
sbmdc.at.triabunna@gmail.com