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Broome Historical Museum

Robinson Street, opposite Seaview Shops | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2075
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Broome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 $5 for adults, $3 for Seniors and $1 for children over 12. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This Museum is a great attraction, myself and my husband John had a great time looking at all the historical moments broome has experienced. it truly is an amazing place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stumbled across this little gem near Broome Town Beach. A bit amateurish but very interesting local history & stories of pearl diving. A nice yard to sit in & a beautiful boab tree gives much needed shade. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Excellent displays and informative narratives and videos highlighting Broome's establishment and growth through the pearling industry and war. Great for kids with lots to see, small entrance fee.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A small museum with a mountain of history inside. Expected to only be half an hour and over an hour later still going.

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Casino, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As grey nomads enjoyed the senior discount. A very informative,good display of artifacts. Not crowded plenty of time to read the information provided

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A veritable goldmine of interesting stories, photos and history. Spent a very enjoyable few hours perusing the history of Broome.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the meager appearance of this vintage museum of EVERYTHING of Broome. To see it all could take 2+ hours or more. Topics covered are early exploration, pearling history, settlers, details of daily living and, the ongoing issues of relationship to aboriginal people. Situated on the tourquoise waters, the sense of history is all pervading. An extensive... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very very interesting - so much history - each room had a story that had to b read - felt like you were there - and the TV clips made you realise what people when through - the sadness for families was so real

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Whilst on a trip to the Kimberley's, I needed to research pearl farming history. The museum had a reasonable amount. It was interesting to read about Broomes part in World War 2. Very reasonably priced.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots of interesting information to see here. Worth a visit. Loved the film role of the early telephone exchange workers and their stories of the locals.

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