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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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Egg Cup - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A metal egg cup with 3 handles, emblem on the side which says S.S Largs Bay, Aberdeen, Commonwealth Line

Historical information

The souvenir metal Egg Cup 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 Largs Bay, Aberdeen, Commonwealth Line

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

Matchbox cover

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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

Significance

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

EPNS Enamelled badge on front has RMS Mooltan embossed on it - shipping line flag logo

Cigarette lighter casing

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Silver coloured metal cigarette lighter - incomplete - no workings - has logo for SS Ulysses

Inscriptions & Markings

SS Ulysses

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

Goblet - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

This souvenir metal silver coloured goblet was purchased on the cruise liner R.M.S Strathnaver. It has a coloured flag in white, blue, red and yellow painted thereon.

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

R.M.S Strathnaver

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Life Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Hand painted souvenir life ring from the Orient Line, Orcades, London, 1964. It is coloured in red, white and blue.

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

Orient Line '1964' Orcades - London

Vase - Silver

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A silver souvenir vase with logo thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Vase 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

Aberdeen and commonwealth line S.S Moreton Bay

Teaspoon

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Silver souvenir teaspoon with R.M.S Moldavia, with logo & flag in red, white, blue and yellow colours. P & O liners.

Historical information

The souvenir metal teaspoon 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

R,M.S Moldavia with Flag in four colours

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

Napkin Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A silver napkin ring with logo of M.V Moonta embedded thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Napkin 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

M.V Moonta

Sugar Spoon

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Rare chrome plated sugar spoon with badge on top of fancy zig-zag handle. Badge has R.M.S Maloja & P & O Flag with crown.

Historical information

The souvenir chrome plated sugar spoon 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

Chrome plate

Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A metal Ashtray from M.V Duntroon, which has a square base, with a brass anchor in middle.

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.

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

Doll of sailor

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir doll of a sailor from the S.S Iberia. Blue coloured uniform with a white 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

S.S Iberia

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

Egg Cup - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A small E.P.N.S egg cup with 3 handles, and the R.M.S Mooltan insignia in enamel thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Egg Cup 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

R.M.S Mooltan insignia in enamel thereon

Life Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A hand-painted life ring with P&O Stratheden - London written on and P&O emblems and flags. Circled by a white coloured cord.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy 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

Ashtray - Glass

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Triangular shaped glass ashtray, with a blue and orange base. Matson Lines

Historical information

The glass 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

Matson Lines

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

Egg Cup - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A metal egg cup with 3 handles on the sides. Emblem on the side says S.S Anchises & Alfred Holt Line House flag.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Egg Cup 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

Emblem S.S Anchises & Flag Alfred Holt Line

Life Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A hand-painted souvenir life ring from the S.S Himalaya. Coloured in red and white with a cord around it.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy 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

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 from the S.S Canberra. Coloured in red and white with a cord around it.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy 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 Canberra, P&O, 1982, London

Metal Ashtray

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Aluminium square ashtray, with the P.O Log Himalaya embossed thereon, and an anchor standing in 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

Logo SS Himalaya