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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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Delve back into history at the Ship Wreaks Museum

This is a wonderful museum that really is a MUST SEE in Fremantle. It is house in an historic part of the city in the old government customs house. The building alone is enough of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Jarrahdale, W.A.
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Jarrahdale, W.A.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum that really is a MUST SEE in Fremantle. It is house in an historic part of the city in the old government customs house. The building alone is enough of an attraction, let alone the world class exhibits. The Bativia wreak is the jewel in the crown of the museum. Learn about the dangers the... More 

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Bremer Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I loved everything about this place from the rotating front door that my grandson and I rode, to the greeting from staff and directions given, the set out of the whole building, the light airiness and views outside and the café was very cute.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spent some time outside the Maritime Museum reading the tributes to the immigrants who passed through Fremantle Harbour to a new life in Australia. Took particular interest in the reference to my own family who came to WA in 1952. (Before I was born) Thank you to the people involved in creating this wonderful memorial.

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Storrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited here on our holiday, entry was very reasonable and our 1 year old got in for free. There are some great things to see in there. Big ships, lots of information as well. There are some fun things to do like see the shark, there's a rowing machine to see how good you are. There is lifts to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ideal to spend an hour or so in, the museum is quite modern and entry isn't dear at all, $20 for two adults. The submarine was closed for maintenance on our visit, but you are still able to get quite close and take exterior pictures of it. My partner and I aren't huge boat/sailing fans but we found the war... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great museum well worth a visit, the Australian navy have played major parts in both world wars and the submarine service did excelent work

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Enjoyed the museum, particularly the americas cup section with models of boats. The pearl exhibition was very interesting especially as we had just been north and had visited a pearl farm. Lunch in the cafe was good too!

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Spread over a few floors, this museum covers the best of WA's past relationship with the sea. I would like to see a larger display on the WWII submarine history as Fremantle played a vital role during the darker early days. That being said, what they have is a great collection of all aspects. Don't forget to take the short... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As more of an architecture than a history buff I was actually more taken with and impressed by the exterior than the interior, but it's worth a visit either way. Poignant statues nearby commemorating migrants as well.

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the WA Maritime Museum with my parents when they visited from the UK. Because my dad has a Naval Background this Museum had even more significance to us as a family. We paid the extra and went in the Submarine. My gosh! How people lived in that thing for months on end is beyond me! It is awesome... More 

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Additional Information about Western Australian Maritime Museum

Address: Victoria Quay/Peter Hughes Drive | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9431 8334
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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