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Victorian Maritime Centre Crib Point, Victoria

A Maritime Centre commemorating all aspects of Australian service at sea, in peace and war. Situated at Hastings on Western Port Bay.
Includes the "O" Class Submarine ex-HMAS OTAMA, ex-pilot vessel WYUNA, memorial walls and maritime exhibits

Contact Information

location
PO Box 503 Hastings Victoria 3915
phone
+61 0476 109 223

Contact

Opening Hours

Normal Opening Hours : Saturday and Sunday 10.0am till 3.00pm. Private tours of the centre can be arranged by calling Di Maloney on 0476 109 223.

Entry Fee

Adult $5, Child $1

Location

220 The Esplanade Crib Point Victoria

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Bookmark

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

This metal and enamel bookmark is a souvenir that was purchased by people when travelling on cruise liners. It has a logo of Roylen Cruises in enamel, also a picture of blue sky, white ship and dark blue ship.

Historical information

The metal bookmark was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo Roylen Cruises in enamel

Powder Compact

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

This souvenir metal powder compact has the words S.S Orford inscribed on the bottom.

Historical information

The souvenir powder compact was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Orford

Ashtray - China

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Cream coloured Salisbury bone China ashtray, with yellow ship on blue water. S.S Orsova

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Salisbury Bone China, made in England. S.S Orsova

Cup & Saucer - Ceramic

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A white ceramic coloured cup & saucer, with logo ""Oriana"" reception on back. Westminster vitrified china, Australia.

Historical information

The ceramic cup and saucer was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo of Oriana Receptions on back.

Ashtray - China

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Round China Ashtray, yellow with inscriptions. 4 x Emblems on side, lion's and kangaroo's.

Historical information

The China ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

(O.S.N.C) Orient Steam Navigation Company 3333

Paperweight- Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A metal paperweight with brass anchor ans S.S Strathnaver logo in blue, red, white and yellow flag

Historical information

The souvenir metal brass paperweight was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo S.S Strathnaver and coloured flag

Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Round Metal Aluminium Ashtray shaped as a ships wheel, with 8 spokes. Logo P&O, Arcadia

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo P&O, Arcadia

Coasters - drink & Black Holder

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

6 Drink Coaster souvenirs in square black holder in plastic box - "Oriana", P.O. Cruises

Historical information

These drink coasters were purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the VMC who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the VMC. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Ashtray - Brass

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

rectangular brass ashtray, made between 1925 - 1954

Historical information

The brass ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Flat metal ashtray from P.O Liner Himalaya, with anchor standing up in the centre.

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

P.O Logo Himalaya

Salt & Pepper Shakers

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal salt & pepper shakers. Silver lattice with black background. Black & enamel emblem. Ship flag with gold background

Historical information

The souvenir metal Salt & Pepper Shakers was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Himalaya emblem and flag.

Ashtray - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Eight sided metal ashtray with coloured logo P&O S.S Berrima. With flag red, white, blue & yellow.

Historical information

The metal ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

P&O Berrima

Ashtray - Ceramic

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A ceramic ashtray coloured white, gold, blue and black. P&O Liners Oriana

Historical information

The ceramic ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

The shop on board, made exclusively for.

Salt Shaker - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal salt shaker with ship emblem S.S Stratheden.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Salt Shaker was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Stratheden

Powder Compact with mirror

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir powder compact in the shape of a butterfly wing. On this is part pictures of ships.

Historical information

The souvenir powder compact was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

T.S.S Strathnaver

Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal Ashtray with logo SS Orcades

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo SS. Orcades

Bell - Bronze

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A bronze bell with ships anchor for handle. Has an enamel emblem embedded thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Bronze Bell was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Himalaya emblem with blue, white, yellow and red coloured flag in centre.

Saucer - china

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

China saucer with blue pattern on the edge, with Huddart Parker Line flag and emblem

Historical information

The china saucer was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Huddart Parker Line flag and emblem

Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal plated ashtray in the shape of a ships wheel, with P&O Logo & SS Himalaya

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

P&O Logo SS Himalaya

Compact mirror in shape of butterfly wing

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A silver coloured compact with contents inside in the shape of a butterfly wing. There is a picture of a ship on top and inscription S.S Strathaird embossed on the bottom.

Historical information

The souvenir powder compact was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Strathaird

Goblet - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir metal silver coloured goblet with an enamel insignia coloured blue, red, yellow and white of the flag on the R.M.S Strathaird.

Historical information

The souvenir metal goblet was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Flag & R.M.S Strathaird

Luggage Tag

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Brass luggage tag on leather strap with 'Fairstar''& emblem engraved on front. Name & address of passenger engraved on rear.

Historical information

The souvenir brass & leather luggage strap was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back, D. Benson, 61 Campbell Road, Somers. One front Fairstar.

Pocketknife

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Rare - Mother of pearl pocketknife, with metal ship logo Strathaird inlaid on the front.

Historical information

The pocketknife was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ship with Strathaird

Life Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A hand painted souvenir Life Ring

Historical information

The souvenir Life Ring was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Himalaya P&O Orient Line, London, 1982

Cigarette Case

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir plastic cigarette case, translucent with picture in yellow and white colours of the S.S Orsova.

Historical information

The souvenir cigarette case was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Orsova

Rare - Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Rare - Round brass ashtray with scroll work top and bottom. Butterfly wing with ship picture in centre. Back is embossed. 3 small ball feet.

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts. In 1932 this ship the T.S.S Strathaird evacuated 6,000 troops & civilians from???

Inscriptions & Markings

T.S.S Strathaird

Matchbox Holder

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal souvenir matchbox holder– rectangle in shape with one side open for match strike – silver coloured metal – embossed shipping line logo and flag in enamel.

Historical information

This is a souvenir which was sold on cruise ships to passengers wishing to have a memento of their holiday. This matchbox case was part of a collection by Debbie Benson & family which the VMC purchased part of, the remainder was donated by D. Benson.

Significance

The matchbox holder was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the VMC who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the VMC. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Enamelled logo for SS Himalaya & P & O Flag on front of matchbox holder embossed on it - shipping line flag.

Doll of sailor

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A fabric souvenir doll of a sailor was purchased on the Fairsky Line. The uniform is blue in colour, with a white coloured hat.

Historical information

The souvenir fabric doll of a sailor was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fairsky

Letter Opener

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Plastic letter opener with Tassel "Orcades"

Historical information

The souvenir plastic letter opener was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Orcades

Goblet - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

The souvenir metal goblet has two scroll handles with the R.M.S Morea inscribed. It also has an enamel emblem of the ship.

Historical information

The souvenir metal compact was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Significance

The ship that this item came from the R.M.S Morea in 1908 was used as a troop carrier. In 1915 it was converted to a hospital ship. In 1918 it was an armed merchant ship. In 1919 it resumed service. In 1930 it was broken up in Japan.

Inscriptions & Markings

R.M.S Morea