Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Ballina

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The Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum is a local maritime history museum located in the town of Ballina, New South Wales in Australia. The museum explicitly houses and records the local maritime history of Ballina and the former mariners that reside in the town. Many of the museum's founding members, as well as some current volunteers served in the Royal Australian Navy. The museum features displays and models honouring events and history from the RAN and navies from other nations.

The museum is located on Regatta avenue, behind the Ballina Tourist information centre. The museum is noted for maintaining in its collection one of the three Las Balsas craft and it also manages the largest naval and merchant ship model collection in Australia.
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  • We spent nearly two hours in this museum. So interesting and so much to see. What an amazing collection! Particularly interesting were the la Balsa raft and accompanying story and the Florrie. The...  more »
  • Even if only slightly interested in the maritime history, it is worthwhile visiting. The Volunteers were incredible and dedicated.  more »
  • We enjoyed so much this museum.. You can find so many curiosity about maritime an naval, sailing boat but also motor boat. From Wars and before. Also the shop is so nice.. And the receptionists so gentle and smiling... If u are around ballina... You have to go!!!
  • Run by volunteers. Needs a much bigger warehouse. Also needs more local craft content in the trinket souvenir store. Interesting balsa wood raft that came across the Pacific Ocean from South America.
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