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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 25 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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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lovingly collected historical artifacts and stories and only 3 dollars entry. Personal stories of pioneers and also ofthe pearl industry and the effects of war. Well done.

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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An interesting place to visit. Excellent detail on the successful Japanese bombing raid in 1942 when many Allied aircraft were caught refuelling off Cable Beach and destroyed with a large loss of life. Good descriptions too of the history of Australia's pearling industry, Kimberley cattle production as well as local history. Housed in the old Customs House, the museum is... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I learned a lot about the bombing of broome in 2nd world war which I knew nothing about. The videos were excellent

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A very personal museum of local history, pearling , and wartime. We spent a whole morning there and it could have been longer.

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Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Broome Museum is a must to see - great information about Broome and its history. Spend a couple of hours here easily.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Only here will you see the impact of WW2 on Broome. It's not widely known the impact Broome bore, from devastating Japanese bomber strikes on ships and catalinas in Roebuck Bay. Also, just as interesting is the beginning of the pearl industry in Broome. What those pearl divers suffered and went through is incredible. Spend as little or as long... More

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Melbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely old chap greeted us and apologised for having to take $6 from us, to see the museum. Packed with history from all areas. Well worth a visit. Movie showing in one of the rooms. Very interesting lots to read and see.

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Bairnsdale
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A great set up, so informative and well presented. a diversity of historical info, from Broome's establishment, pearling, impacts of war and more. Should be added to your must see list.

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Albany, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lovely small museum with a wealth of information about the history of Broome including a comprehemsive coverage of the aerial attacks during WW11.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I stood in front of a photo of a group of beautiful, strong-looking Aboriginal men from the early days of Broome's pearling industry, with chains around their necks joining them together and just cried and cried. This museum has so much knowledge to share. My husband and I particularly liked the video interviews with the 'Hello Girls', who were the... More

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