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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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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

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

Plate - china

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir china plate from the S.S.Canberra which is white with a gold coloured edge, with a coloured picture of the S.S Canberra thereon.

Historical information

The china plate 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

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

Serviette Ring

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Silver serviette ring with the logo R.M.S Ormonde

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 Ormonde

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 lighter casing

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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

Inscriptions & Markings

SS Ulysses

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

Doll of sailor

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A souvenir sailor doll from the Queen Elizabeth 2. Blue coloured uniform with a white coloured hat. Price tag tied around the right arm.

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

Queen Elizabeth 2

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 - 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

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

Mustard Cup

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Silver souvenir mustard cup with logo S.S Ormiston

Historical information

The souvenir silver metal mustard 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 Ormiston

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

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.

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

Butter-dish

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Metal & glass butter-dish with insignia S.S Strathmore. Lid with black knob on top.

Historical information

The souvenir metal & glass butter-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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Insignia S.S Strathmore

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

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 of sailor

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

Fabric doll of sailor double velvet, with small black ribbon. Light blue sailor collar with string. Pink sewn fingers on hands. Hard fabric face painted and papermache. Moulded sailor hat with black band with 'Fäirsky' in gold letters sewn thereon.

Historical information

The fabric doll 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.

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

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

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

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