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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 $5 for adults, $3 for Seniors and $1 for children over 12.
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Small but educational

A lot to learn about the history of Broome - especially its multi-cultural past. This helps - but even better the guided tour we took.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A lot to learn about the history of Broome - especially its multi-cultural past. This helps - but even better the guided tour we took.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A perfect setting on roebuck Bay. A wonderful collection of memorabilia and the story of the Catalinas was tragic. The shell collection was awesome too.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Its a nice little museum that has a very rich history. The staff are all friendly and helpful. I have been to Broome 4 times and each time I go to the museum as there is always something that I notice or enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I would go to the Broome museum before doing other tours in Broome, and then decide if you need to do other tours to fill in the blanks. We did the pearl luggers tour before we went to the museum, but really I wish we had of just gone to the museum first and not bothered with the pearl luggers... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everyone should visit this museum to appreciate the history of this beautiful community. Original items from the pearling era are on display along with WWII memorabilia. The history of the local Aboriginal culture is also reviewed. All this helps give the visitor a better perspective of the past 100+ years in Broome and it's surrounding areas. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring... More 

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Mount Barker, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We found the museum to be very informative and provided good historical information about the pearling industry and the establishment of Broome as a township.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great... worth a visit... The guy on the door had a great smile... nice manner... but did not know how to add 6 + 6 and know how much change to give from a 20... you do have to love the bush.

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darwin
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a lovely museum. If you go check out the red folders to you right behind counter as you walk in the door. Excellent to read for history. The lady at counter was so kind and informative. I saw her talking with some children who had done quizzes and she was so encouraging and funny with them and ever... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very informative on huge beginnings no Broome and the impact of hone pearling industry to shaping the town as it is today. Largest shell collection in the world is housed here, just a little unorganised in the way it is set out.

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Brisbane
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is a wonderful attraction. It is run by lovely volunteers who want to be there and it shows. The museum is clean and well presented. A wonderful way to preserve history and they provided a fun activity for the kids to search out going around which kept their interest enven more and then got a prize at the end.... More 

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