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Broome Historical Museum

Robinson Street, opposite Seaview Shops | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
(08) 9192 2075
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Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in Broome
Type: Museums
Owner description: The museum is opposite the Seaview Shopping Centre on Robinson Street.From June 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 June 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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Katherine, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

this museum was a great look into Broome's past and its history. Maybe we should have started here as by the time we had gotten here we had seen and heard lots about the pearling and were a bit over it

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Perth, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very interesting history of Broome & the pearling industry in Broome. Recommended visit when in the area!

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Noosa, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A lot of information and displays covering the early pearling days of this town. A fantastic display of shells and a lot of information of the war years. definitely worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This museum is well worth the visit if you are interested in finding out more about the long history of Broome including the pearling era.

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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The museum is a must visit to get an appreciation of Broome’s colourful history. It has an informative and interesting collection of displays about pearling, WWII, early life, telecommunications, shells and more. It’s set in quaint old buildings not far from Town Beach. You need at least an hour or two to get through all the displays and there’s a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little museum, set in Broome's old Customs house and run by volunteers. With a particular focus on pioneer life, the pearling and cattle industries and World War 2, it's a testament to the local folk who instigated and now maintain it. Well worth a visit, be generous with your entry donation. It's a great reflection on... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

It was really worth the visit to this museum, though at first we thought it was closed as the volunteer forgot to change sign over!! Lols! Take your time to look at all the bits and pieces, very interesting to learn the history of Broome and the Pearling industry!

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Perth, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Step back into an old fashioned dusty museum and soak up the history. Take time to view the films. There's a time capsule on the stoop and rusty bits n bobs around the back. Take heed of the off-season opening times or you might miss out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very informative regarding the history of the pearl diving and culture pearl production. Excellent shell collection.

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Port Melbourne
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The museum has a lot of interesting stuff for what looks like a little building from the outside. Well worth stopping in. We spent easily 1.5 hours there. There's a restaurant, bottle shop, souvenir shop and IGA across from it if you need to fill in time ;o)

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