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Broome Historical Museum

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Address: Robinson Street, opposite Seaview Shops | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9192 2075
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The museum is opposite the Seaview Shopping Centre on Robinson Street.From...

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 $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors and $1 for children over 12.

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Interesting history

Enjoyed a couple of hours wandering through the museum Lots of interesting history from early settlement, pearling, Japanese invasion and communication centre

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a couple of hours wandering through the museum Lots of interesting history from early settlement, pearling, Japanese invasion and communication centre

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Thank Graeme S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum exhibits are well presented and are acoompanied by thoughtful information. The exhibits cover the history of Broome, highlighting the pearling industry and WW2 attack by the Japanese in particular, During the wet season the muesum is only open between 10.00am and 1.00pm. The entry fee is $6 and this location is accessible if you are using the Town... More 

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Thank Lee S
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived here after a long walk from town and was greeted by a lovely lady. Broome does have an interesting history and this can be viewed here. Well worth a visit

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Thank Martin P
Solihull,
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours. Gives a history of the Japanese Pearl Divers and the early settlers in Broome.

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Thank SuenBrianSolihull
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting display and stories of Broome's development since the coming of European settlement. More airconditioning would have been appreciated.

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Thank Robyn L
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm so glad I visited the museum, it provided a good insight into Broome's history. At $6 for an adult, it is a bargain. Displays included information and artefacts on the pearling industry, World War 2, cyclones, domestic life and the area's indigenous people. I only had an hour here but could easily have spent longer. The two older gentlemen... More 

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Thank Alex G
Kingaroy, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled out in the back streets we came across the museum just driving around. Entry is only $6.00 Was very interesting to learn that Broome was bombed in WWII. Lots to see and very informative. The movie on the 3 lost air boats was very good. Nice to wander around and picture in your mind the events that took place... More 

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Thank Rodger W
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not being a history buff, I found this fascinating and worth a visit to have deep understanding of how hard it was to get people to work and the efforts that have made Broome the spectacular place that it is

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Thank Sonya P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place kept us both intrigued by its history for hours, we could've even come back the next day ( pass out given ) due to us not having enough time to complete it all. What a difficult place to live back then?

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Thank Joseph T T
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting little museum, the history here givessome background yo the sofisl dynamucs of Broome, worth a visit and lunch at 18 Degrees across the road rounds out a nice day.

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