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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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Well worth a visit

Loved the air conditioning. Museum is set out really well, modern. Staff really helpful. We easily spent 2 hours there. Loved the America's Cup displays and the pearl boats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the air conditioning. Museum is set out really well, modern. Staff really helpful. We easily spent 2 hours there. Loved the America's Cup displays and the pearl boats, really interesting. The submarine was much bigger than I expected.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

very cognitive and nice place to visit. Most of all I liked the submarine. for sure you will enjoy your visit

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A 1hr tour of the HMAS Ovens was a great experience, the grand kids loved it, and an interesting stroll about the museum. Very cost effective

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Perth, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Museum is a pretty place with good replicas of sail boats and war boats. We went to the Museum to see the "Superstitions and See Monsters" exhibition. But for our surprise the exhibition is just a coffin with some dress ups. Very disappointing!!! That is not an exhibition at all. At least we did the HMAS Ovens tour, what... More 

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hobart
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18 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The whole museum is beautifully laid out, and full of interesting displays. For us though, the highlight was the guided tour of the submarine. Our guide Gary was an ex-chief on this very submarine, so he was a walking encyclopaedia of facts. WE gained a vivid understanding of life on board the sub, and the complex engineering required. I am... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The highlight of our visit to this museum was the Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens. They got the name right because it was roasting hot the day we went. You can get up close and personal here and can actually walk right through it but mind your head if your tall because you might just whack it on a pipe... More 

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Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a wander around the Freemantle Maritime museum precinct on our visit, we didn’t do the tour just wandered at our own pace. The submarine was amazing, I never knew we had submarines at Gallipoli, it’s always great to learn things about our history that I didn’t know before. The museum has informative plaques and signs explaining the history... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Brilliant! A must see when in Fremantle which is built upon its maritime history. Sensational building housing so much to see including John Bertrand's famous America's Cup winning boat with its winged keel

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Parkes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Enjoyed both the museum and the tour of the submarine Ovens. Got to see the winged keel of Australia II. Modern museum with lots to do and see. Good way to spend a couple of hours. Modest entry fees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Spent a nice afternoon in the museum, was helped from start to finish by the helpful staff. The staff were very helpful explaining the exhibits and how to make the most of seeing everything. One slight complete, it is very abstract in its layout, I like this but I can imagine it is quiet frustrating for some people. Enjoy! !!!

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