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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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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

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

Goblet - Mappin Plate

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A Mappin Plate Goblet engraved with P.T.O Orient Strathnaver.

Historical information

The souvenir Mappin Plate 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

P.T.O Strathnaver

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

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 - Mappin Plate

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir metal goblet from P&O Iberia.

Inscriptions & Markings

P&O Iberia, Mappin & Webb on base, W25086

Dish - Glass

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A glass dish with a photo of the S.S Orontes on the left side.

Historical information

The glass dish 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

Candlestick - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A solver coloured metal candlestick with the logo Orient Lines Oronsay.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Candle Stick 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 Lines Oronsay

Shoehorn - Metal

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal shoehorn with blue logo S.S Himalaya, with coloured flag red, white, blue & yellow.

Historical information

The metal shoehorn 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

Angus & Coote - Sydney

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

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

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

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

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Enamelled logo for MV Manunda - EPNS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.