Do you have a little extra time that you could volunteer at the BASS AND FLINDERS CENTRE? Why not put some of those lifetime skills to work.
We have several areas that we could use some assistance.
The BnF Centre came into being in 2006 for the sole purpose of finding a home for the replica Sloop, Norfolk.
In 1798 Matthew Flinders and George Bass in the sloop Norfolk, proved Bass Strait existed.
In a replica sloop, mariner Bern Cuthbertson and his crew re-enacted that same trip in a replica Norfolk.
A permanent home for the Norfolk was required as the sloop is not suited to carry tourists, with no motor or any facilities for cruising.
The old picture theatre in George Town was available and was specifically modified to house the sloop.
This is a short summary of the events that led up to the Centre being established and finally becoming home to the Norfolk, the Tom Thumb and the whale boat Elizabeth. The Centre includes other historic boats that visitors can explore in detail within this unique display.
The Bass and Flinders Centre is centrally located in George Town on Tasmania’s Port Dalrymple and Tamar River.
• We are very wheelchair and elderly friendly with gentle sloping walkways.
• We are a unique “hands on” museum displaying the replica “Norfolk” along with other historic sailing craft.
• We are a Function Centre offering to cater for up to 60 people seated amongst these wonderful old sailing craft.
• We have a cafe (the Gunn Deck) which at the moment is closed for the winter because of the need to make some modification to benefit our visitors.
• We have a small theatrette that can be used for training and to show short film or corporate presentations.
• We are a center of learning for school excursions.