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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 26 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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Casino, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

As grey nomads enjoyed the senior discount. A very informative,good display of artifacts. Not crowded plenty of time to read the information provided

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A veritable goldmine of interesting stories, photos and history. Spent a very enjoyable few hours perusing the history of Broome.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by the meager appearance of this vintage museum of EVERYTHING of Broome. To see it all could take 2+ hours or more. Topics covered are early exploration, pearling history, settlers, details of daily living and, the ongoing issues of relationship to aboriginal people. Situated on the tourquoise waters, the sense of history is all pervading. An extensive... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very very interesting - so much history - each room had a story that had to b read - felt like you were there - and the TV clips made you realise what people when through - the sadness for families was so real

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Whilst on a trip to the Kimberley's, I needed to research pearl farming history. The museum had a reasonable amount. It was interesting to read about Broomes part in World War 2. Very reasonably priced.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots of interesting information to see here. Worth a visit. Loved the film role of the early telephone exchange workers and their stories of the locals.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After a week in Broome it was great to pull it all together with a trip to this great little museum.

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dawesville west australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

For a couple of dollars this is a great place to spend a morning. Loads of interesting items and information from the earliest Aboriginal divers to the bombing in WWII, and the theft of the diamonds on the Dutch plane. Local history, CWA and shell collections like you have never seen.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The museum was great and staffed by local volunteers well worth the visit and worth the entry fee and will help fill in a few hours.

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Hobart
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Some interesting photographic records of little known wartime events involving Japanese bombing in WWII

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