Marion-120 BdayCruises_A5 (003)Mannum Dock Museum acknowledges the Nganguraku people as traditional owners of this land. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, sale customs, beliefs and relationship to the land of all indigenous people. Mannum Dock Museum, home of the fully restored Paddle Steamer Marion, presents river history at its best. The Paddle Steamer Marion is a fully restored heritage vessel built in 1897 and is one of the last operational, heritage, steam driven, wood fired, overnight passenger carrying side paddle steamers in the world.
Join PS Marion’s 120th birthday celebrations with two milestone cruises scheduled this year in October taking passengers back to her origins in Wentworth NSW. Media Release:Marion joins a mecca of maritime milestones
The 13 day and 12 night trip from Mannum to Wentworth departing on October 24th will capture some of the most breathtaking scenery across two States including the amazing Big Bend Cliffs at Swan Reach and Chowilla Station travelling through Locks 1 to 10, stopovers along the way and riverside campfires. The Marion will join her sister ship PS Ruby for her 110th birthday in Wentworth on the weekend of the 4th & 5th of November. 2017 Mannum to Wentworth
The 11 day and 10 night trip from Wentworth to Morgan departing 9th November to return to Morgan for the PS Canally’s 110th birthday and the PS Marion official celebrations at the Morgan Living Weekend on the 18th and 19th November. 2017 Wentworth to Morgan
No doubt, when a maritime river milestone is on, it is certain a flotilla of boats will join this mecca of maritime birthday celebrations.
These milestone cruises include accommodation, all meals, off boat excursions and bus transfers and can be booked through the Mannum Dock Museum on (08)8569 2733, email@example.com and for further information visit www.psmarion.com.
The heritage listed Randell Dry Dock built in 1876 is believed to be the only floating dry dock of its kind left in the world.
It now needs your help. We have started a fund raising campaign to build a shelter to protect this red gum engineering feat to ensure it will last the tests of time and be protected from the elements.
If you would like to donate towards its preservation; email firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation direct to Mannum Dock Museum Board BSB 105 085 Account 025138740 Ref: Save our Dry Dock (your name)
. All donations are tax deductable and for further information contact the Mannum Dock Museum (08) 8569 2733. If you would like to know more about the history of the Dry Dock: History of Randell Dry Dock
2018 – The Mannum Dock Museum will be hosting the next All Steamed Up event on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of November 2018 and will be held on a biannual basis.
The 2016 event attracted over 7000 people over the two days and exceeded all our expectations. The combination of over 60 boats on display, river cruises on the PS Marion and PS Oscar W, over 60 engines on show and over 40 blacksmiths demonstrating their craft with Model T ford displays on Sunday created an amazing engaging experience for those who attended the event.
Check out allsteamedupfestival.com for images of the event and will be updated with information for the next festival in the near future.