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Address: Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9431 8444
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Interesting, Eye-opening History of Shipwrecks

Since we were in Fremantle, we decided to drop by the Australian Museum of Shipwreck Galleries to have a look. Turned out to be quite eye-opening as we learnt about the history of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since we were in Fremantle, we decided to drop by the Australian Museum of Shipwreck Galleries to have a look. Turned out to be quite eye-opening as we learnt about the history of some shipwrecks, among which the Batavia shipwreck stood out with its macabre tale of murder, slavery and eventual punishments for the culprits. We also saw the broken... More 

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had intended to visit the more modern Maritime Museum, but just happened to call in, so glad we did. What a well put together history lesson, had no idea that so much Australian maritime history took place on the WA coast. Batavia is well known, and that exhibit was fabulous, ut it was all the side history thats facinating.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally impressed with this museum. Very informative Staff who were helpful too. No cost for entry but there is a donation box. Would recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here are very very friendly!!...Not that this is an issue, however we were pretty much leapt upon on entry for a good 10 minutes...before we could get in. So gratuity is definitely suggested here..but don't dismay as it is definitely worth a small contribution. This is a stunning display of artefacts, history and the remains of a boat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting, enjoyed looking through the museum. I learned a lot about the history of the area.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting museum with great exhibits with very interesting stories around them. a great place to spemnd a couple of hours. Well worth the donation to view this

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to fill time while on holiday and was pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed looking and learning about it all, something different to do but surprisingly educational. Enjoyed it you could spend 30 minutes to a few hours depending on how much you read and look at properly.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a brilliant introduction to navigational history by the Dutch who "found" Western Australia in 1605. The artefacts from several shipwrecks are there to view, which includes quite a large part of the stern section from the Batavia. This ship has a history all of its own which is worth reading about. Some of the information boards are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fascinating gallery of maritime history. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Amazing artefacts, well presented. Maps to wonder at and the part hull of the Batavia held me in awe. All this is presented in the most beautiful building. Don't miss it!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for a small gallery ,they packed a lot in ,see items from all over the world that have been rescued from the sea,including a steam engine,obviously not running but on display, most informative

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