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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 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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Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Lots of historical items , very interesting information about the old pearl diving days and the equipment they used as well as stories of how life was in general back then . Would be nice if you could sit under one of the Boab trees and enjoy a coffee or cold drink .

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This museum was recommended to us and I must say I am glad we took the advice. It is really informative and very interesting. The insight into the history of Broome was great. I would say a MUST DO activity.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great little museum. Especially interesting was the pearling history and artefacts. Very helpful staff who were only too willing to tell us more. Loved that it was in an original building.

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Mt Martha, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Almost a shed but packed with elements of Broomes pearling history and narrated stories from local Indigeous culture and resident who witnessed the WW2 air raid on Broome. Many artifacts from the colonisation of the Broome area, very sad but most informative.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

For a small community its museum boxes above its weight with its collection of historical memorabilia and historical data, including some that is sad and uncomfortable including forced labour and kidnapping.

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Doonan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Must visit when in Broome, quaint little museum full of Broome's history and things to touch, loved the visual displays.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have visited Broome previously but this was our first time visiting the Museum and would say it is worth a look. Quite small so it doesn't take hours to see which is good when visiting with children who would be bored walking around for hours. Very informative of Broome's pearling history and a fabulous shell display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had read quite a bit about the history of Broome's colourful past and this museum did not disappoint. There were displays covering the highs and lows of the pearl shell and the pearling industry, the bombing of the sea planes in Roebuck Bay and many others interesting features of Broome's past. Well worth a visit by any one who... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Excellent way to spend an hour or 2 and learn about the early history of Broome. Some very interesting exhibits especially the shells. Great to see special activities for the young ones in the form of a scavenger hunt of the exhibits so as to give mums and dads time to look more deeply at the exhibits. Interesting to read... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A place well worth the visit. It is a small Museum but give you a full comprehensive history on Broome & Pearling industry. You can easily get there by public bus which run early half an hour. The entrance fee is only $5.00 for adult & $3.00 for senior. All the volunteers work there are very friendly & helpful.

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