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Broome Historical Museum

Address: Robinson Street, opposite Seaview Shops | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9192 2075
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Ranked #3 of 22 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
Hours:
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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Ingham, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

In saying this is all volunteer worked it was disappointing to go there and it is closing over the xmas/new year time as I understand everyone needs a break. The day we went to go for a look there was lots of visitors turning up as well only to find it was closed they may have to look if the... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place was closed....till end of February! They obviously take the "off season" quite seriously. Was a shame really, because this time of year is lovely in Broome - no crowds etc. bit of rain, but that's not a problem for us. Must be a problem for the locals.

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Birdwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Small and a bit hard to find if you don't go to Town Beach, but what a collection!! Great history preserved, great local staff, and a honest and factual collection from around Broome. Now folks, this is not the National Museum, but what a gem. Make the effort, it's worth your while!

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Well worth visiting to understand Broome's unique history and a feeling for the place. Suggest making this one of your first stops before exploring the rest of the town and its many local attractions and historic locations.

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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