Fort Queenscliff Museum

Fort Queenscliff dates from 1860 when an open battery was constructed to defend the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The museum highlights the significance of the Fort in the local, state and national context, and provides a centre for historical research. The objective of the Fort Queenscliff Museum is to maintain the Fort and support the development of a museum. It also allows visitors to tour the Fort and inspect a multitude of indoor and outdoor displays.

Donations of memorabilia and historical artefacts are gratefully accepted in accordance with the museum’s collection policy.  

The museum relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers. Please contact the museum for further information.

Opening hours

Access to the museum is by guided tours only.


Barracks tours are conducted 7 days a week at 11 am and 1:45 pm. The museum is open Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Please check the museum website for public holiday timings.

Entry requirements

There are security restrictions that govern access to the museum.

All visitors aged 16 years and older must provide current, non-electronic, government issued photographic identification (e.g. driver's licence, passport, Proof of Age card etc.).

Visit the website for more information about displays, tours and visitor information.