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Broome Historical Museum

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Address: Robinson Street, opposite Seaview Shops | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9192 2075
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10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Description: The museum is opposite the Seaview Shopping Centre on Robinson Street.From...
The museum is opposite the Seaview Shopping Centre on Robinson Street.From May to September the museum is open from 10am to 4pm. For the remainder of the year it is open 10am to 1pm.Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors and $1 for children over 12.
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Really worth a visit - the lady on the front desk when we were there was a friendly, helpful chatty person! Had a great persona. The set-up of the museum is easy to get around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really worth a visit - the lady on the front desk when we were there was a friendly, helpful chatty person! Had a great persona. The set-up of the museum is easy to get around, really informative without going over-board and there are great video's situated here and there around the museum (where you can also sit and rest!). I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great museum, plenty of history on mainly on pearling and a little about WWII and the pioneering days of Broome. Very informative and definitely worth a look, $4 for seniors/children/students and $6 for adults. Bus stop right out the front ($4 one way or $10 day pass).

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This museum is only open a few hours a day but is well worth making an effort to see. The section on the attacks on Australia during WWII and the interviews with the women that used to staff the telephone exchange were both interesting and engaging. It seems to attract interesting visitors too as the day I was there a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We spent a very pleasant afternoon here, exploring Broome's past history, particularly its pearling and wartime experience. Plenty of interesting exhibits and I loved the old time films of the early pearl divers in their cumbersome suits. Worth a visit for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Go back in time and view Broome's history and links to pearling..... A wonderful exhibition.. Well presented and easy to view...

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't miss very interesting site. Lots of really interesting information and interactive displays. The war time section was interesting as was the historical account of pearling in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Small museum concentrating on local history and culture etc. well worth about 2 hours or so. Interesting sail " museum" with photos from old pearling industry - unfortunately some of the audio visuals equip needs improving/upgrading. Bits of flying boat engines in garden from when Japanese straffed the town in WW2. A bit of Aussie history I did not know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed an hour looking through the museum and still didn't do it all. It is well worth a visit covering a wide variety of themes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Thought that this museum was very informative and the records kept are valuable. Volunteers bent over backwards to help well worth the visit

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you really want to know about the real Broome, this is a must visit. Allow plenty of time to see the videos of the stories about the people of have made its history so fascinating.

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