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Western Australian Maritime Museum

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Address: Victoria Quay/Peter Hughes Drive | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9431 8334
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Leonardo da vinci display DEFINTELY WORTH A VISIT(finishes FEB16)

terrific display of DA VINCI MACHINES.& ART. These are Reconstructed & some machines are hands on. So very interesting for adults & children. The are other items to view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
fej49
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Mandurah, Australia
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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

terrific display of DA VINCI MACHINES.& ART. These are Reconstructed & some machines are hands on. So very interesting for adults & children. The are other items to view & explore at the museum including a submarine, There is a café on the premises. Entry fees apply Paid parking ONLY. if walking its only a 10 minute walk to Western... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I feel that this place is pretty educating, we didnt go into the submarine because my wife is not feeling well at that time. They have a small little cafe and souvenir shop inside the building.

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Thank Herman D
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As per the title; must see. Modern architecture at its best as a gateway to Freo port. Closr transport and car parking for ease of access.

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Thank Steve P
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've now been through this museum numerous times with friends and family and always marvel at the fact I still find things I've not seen on my previous visits. If your looking to understand local sea faring history or the America's cup, there is plenty to see for the standard entry fee. If you're a bit more daring you can... More 

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Thank Silvio-van-Tol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you would like to read a book about ships, this might be for you. There's an awful lot to read, but very little interaction (the only interaction being that at the end of a long chunk of writing, there was a question and the answer was hidden under a flap). There's a submarine to tour, but you need to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this museum was the submarine tour. The HMAS Ovens is a decommissioned sub and our guide Colin was an ex sonar engineer who had worked on that very same submarine, so his knowledge and enthusiasm was extremely thorough and entertaining. A really great and memorable tour inside the sub which lasted over an hour. There was also... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a little out of the way the city of Fremantle should put more of an effort to have a few cafes and restaurants here as it the perfect location. This museum has everything and its all well presented. When we attended they had the Da Vinci exhibition and we were so impressed with the layout and the very helpful... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find it difficult to believe now that I have lived in Fremantle for 10 years and only just done the submarine tour. Absolutely fantastic experience. The tour guide was actually a sub-mariner who worked on the very submarine when it was in service. I could have spent hours on board quizzing him... there was no end to his knowledge.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit to this museum, all sorts of attractions not just military Great for kids to interact and learn

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having taken the trouble to include this on a recent trip to Perth I was disappointed when I got there. It's not very big and somehow there was a lack of cohesion in the place. Yes, there are some interesting exhibits but nothing really worth going out of the way for. I wouldn't go again.

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