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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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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.

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.

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

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

Doll - Fabric

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A 'Norah Wellings' souvenir sailor doll from the Chandris Line. Blue and white in colour.

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

Chandris Line

Brass Luggage Tag

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Brass Luggage with inscription with P & O S.S Canberra. To commemorate 'Canberra's''return to cruising after being used as a medical ship in the Falklands war, where she was gutted to carry as many men as possible. She was refurbished after the war.

Historical information

The souvenir brass luggage tag 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

P & O, S.S Canberra

Powder Compact

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A silver metal coloured powder compact embossed with the logo Strathnaver.

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

Strathnaver made in England

Doll - Fabric

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A 'Norah Wellings' souvenir sailor doll from the S.S Iberia, blue in colour with a white coloured hat.

Historical information

The 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

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

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

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

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

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

Serviette Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A metal triangular serviette ring with logo S.S Strathnaver embedded thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal serviette 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

S.S Strathnaver

Commemorative Queen Mary Coin

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Commemorative coin enclosed in plastic with cardboard protection stapled. Coin has R.M.S Queen Mary engraved in the centre & inscriptions on the back and around the face.

Historical information

The souvenir commemorative coin with R.M.S Queen Mary 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

Commemorating arrival of the R.M.S Queen Mary to the Port of Long Beach California, December 9, 1967.

Powder Compact with mirror

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A brass powder compact with mirror. With a satin padded top with photo imprint of the T.S.S Monowai on the right side.

Historical information

The souvenir brass powder compact mirror 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 Monowai

Doll - Fabric

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A 'Norah Wellings'' souvenir sailor doll from the ship Fairstar. Blue coloured uniform, 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

Fairstar

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

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.

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

Serviette Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir serviette ring from the R.M.S Otranto with an emblem on the front.

Historical information

The souvenir metal serviette 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

R.M.S Otranto

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

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 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

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

Logo on front of matchbox holder has enamel badge with TSMV Manoora embossed on it with shipping line flag with a little anchor

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.

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

Life Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A hand-painted souvenir Life Buoy from the S.S Orsova. Coloured red and white with string (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 Orsova

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

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

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