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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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Excellent museum

A fab collection of all things maritime. But the best bit was the tour through the Oberon class submarine with David C as our guide. As an ex submariner he was passionate and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Robyn W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fab collection of all things maritime. But the best bit was the tour through the Oberon class submarine with David C as our guide. As an ex submariner he was passionate and knowledgable and had great stories and real life experiences to tell. It was also great to see the Wall of Welcome tracing the many immigrants who came... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Maritime museum is very splendid in its fantastic location and impressive architecture. The exhibition itself is nice with a couple very impressive pieces (such as the Australia II racing yacht) but on the whole the exhibition seems a bit disjointed and some of the things are a bit out of place (the mega-mouth shark for instance). However, the submarine... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Took the grandson here for the first time and he loved it. Was facinated by how they got parts of the Batavia inside the museum.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Located right on the Fremantle harbour, this museum has a lot of sights and history. A couple of the bigger displays is the America's Cup yacht, Australia II and the Oberon class submarine, HMAS Ovens. There are several other displays in the many galleries here and it is well worth the time to visit here. It is open from 9.30-5pm,... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I found it very new and modern in style. With loads of parking close by and a light cool and airy building. Perfect for us to swat up before we went on the Fremantle prison tour! Well worth stopping at for the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Quality museum, interesting displays for young and old, ample parking plus very friendly/helpful/professional staff. Great cafe on site in very modern surrounds adjacent to a lovely shop. Lifts and good access for all. Tour of submarine was fantastic and took just over an hour. Extremely knowledgable and interesting guide (John) who had a story to share with adults and children.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Set in the Fremantle harbour this is a beautiful building with a beautiful outlook. It is clean and modern and interesting with a nice little coffee shop. The staff are friendly and helpful and it makes a nice outing for family or visitors or if you just have nothing to do on a day.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is very well set up with lots of facts, school holiday activities and interesting displays for everyone. It would be good if they had some more facts about marine animals and the voyages to australia. I was very interested in the huge megamouth shark!!! The submarine tours are very well done but I suggest you book before hand due... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Arrived just before closing sadly, only had an hour in the museum. you really could spend the whole day in here, highly recommended for a rainy day when you could literally walk, feed yourself, and soak up all the information. Terrific displays, where you feel the size of the exhibits, got to be one of the best places I have... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The museum exhibits are excellent, I myself particularly enjoyed the Australia II exhibit as I was very interested in the way that Australia was changed by these events. The only negative of the experience is that because we did not book myself and dad where unable to go inside the submarine. I can understand that it is due to OH&S... More 

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