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Western Australian Maritime Museum

Victoria Quay/Peter Hughes Drive | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Fremantle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the museum but were sorry to miss the submarine as we went late in the afternoon and so were lucky to even be allowed in to the museum. Being boaties who enjoy fishing, we found the display interesting. I came to Australia on the Fairsea many years ago so it was a bit of nostalgia... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The museum felt spacious and there was no sense of pressure. Taught me a lot about history, the rationship between Western Australia and the sea, the traditions, the maritime economy and the importance of sailing for pleasure these days.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I found the museum quite boring , they might need more interactive things in there to keep kids interested ,there's a lovely cafe there with beautiful views other than that it was more for older children /adults who are interested in maritime history and will take the time to read the info

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The museum was nice and interesting but the real highlight was getting to tour the decommissioned sub. The tour was quite long but the tour guide was an ex Navy man who served on the sub so he had SO much info to share. What a treat! Excellent value for money and a trip highlight.

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Hillside Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the main place hubby wanted to visit & he wasn't disappointed. Not only is the Australia 2 there but many other very interesting marintine things. It covers 3 floors & has stairs & a disable lift. There is a cafe, toilets & a gift shop also. there are guided tour should you wish to do one aslo available.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'm not a museum fan but outside the museum were names of families etched on walls of immigrants who moved to Freemantle which I found interesting so I expected the history to follow on in the museum. If your a fan on ships etc then it's ok but wasn't for me.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

super informative especially when it comes to sailing and submarines. the exhibits outside are a must to see for the 'submariner'.

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Capalaba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You need a day to do this properly, because I have found in 2 separate visits that it's a good idea to not hurry through, because there's so much interesting information supplied. It's worth your while to take your time. Another hint, if you want to visit & tour the Oberon Class Submarine, you would be advised to ring &... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The midday summer sun over Fremantle can fry and at such times there is no better respite from the heat than the WA Maritime Museum. It's beautifully cool inside and good for at least a couple of hours. The high point, no doubt, is the America's cup collection including the very yacht that won it back in 1983, 'Australia II'.... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

we went with my in laws.. wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. The gentleman who greeted us was very nice and very helpful. They offer pensioner and student concession which is great.. even my in laws were given a discount on there UK pension card. there was sooooooo much to look at. i wasn't expecting it to... More

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