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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 23 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...
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Type: Museums
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fasinating in sight into the Pearling Industry and the Bombing in Roebuck Bay which i never new about

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Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

They have got a lot of history packed into that little place. Volunteers were very chatty and helpful..

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What an amazing little find, History of the pearling industry to the effects of the war, local CWA to the slave labour you will find it all here. All very well presented, kind of pulls you along from one place to the next. Highly recommend a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On a day were we did not have plans made , we drove around town and saw the Museum sign on a street pole. Followed it and came to the museum which was not very attractive looking. We had to wait for opening time because we were early.(open at 10am).Went inside at opening and were captured by the display's shown.... More 

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Tully, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We are working in Broome for a couple of months but it still took some time to get to see this as the hours it is open are very short. It has some great displays of the early history of Broome and it was well set out. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very interesting historical displays on the pearling industry in Broome as well as the impact of WW2 and cyclones. The video featuring the old telephone exchange staff is very entertaining and insightful about life in Broome. By coincidence we met one of these women at the Our Lady of Peace Cathedral and she was just as interesting in person! This... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Broome Historical Museum is not to be missed as it tells he story and history of Broome and its colourful past. well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A great way to spend an hour or two learning about the amazing history of Broome. It covers the history of Broome from the first Pearl divers to the War and current events. Very worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When visiting Broome I suggest a visit to the Broome Historical Museum. It tells the history of Broome and pearling. Very informative

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great display of broomes history...some quirky information that I didn't know about....the lost diamonds?? Interesting film on the bombing of Broome....recommendation a quick or a long visit..it is up to you...

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