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The Shipwreck Galleries

Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
(08) 9431 8444
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Fremantle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

we took advantage of a free guided tour which was very interesting and tailored to those taking part. The gallery was quite interesting.

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Byron Bay, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Quite simply. There is nothing quite like this collection anywhere else that I know of. The wreck of the Batavia is the centrepiece but that's just the starting point for a fascinating display of wrecks from the treacherous western coast. It has a wonderful history of the Dutch East India Company and vast collection of items salvaged from various wrecks.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

They boast that they have the most extensive collection of marine archeology in the Southern Hemisphere and I'm sure that's true. The Batavia relics are amazingly extensive and the remains of the hull are very impressive. The focus is on four of the Dutch vessels that were wrecked off the WA coast in the 17th century but there's more than... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was blown away when I walked into the two storey side gallery and stood gazing at part of the hull and cargo of the Batavia, the most famous, and infamous, wreck in Australian waters. This great museum does itself no favours, there is no hint outside or on its brochure of the treasures (literally) inside. Bullion, plates, cannon, swords,... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Shipwreck Galleries escaped my eye on the first couple of visits to Fremantle but luckily I spied them on about my third visit. The Shipwreck Galleries are what they sound like, a bunch of galleries full of photos and memorabilia of the many shipwrecks on the extensive Western Australian coast. For maritime buffs this would be a must visit... More

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Cremorne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a great way to show some of our early maritime history the displays are well laid out and information is concise

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North west england
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The displays were great - thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we spent here. Could have stayed longer but too tired after a long day in the sun. Loads to see and well presented. Staff very helpful as well. Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This fascinating exhibition gave us an insight into the horrifying journey of the Batavia, and the grim punishments meted out to the mutineers.The reconstructed vessel was on the lines of the Mary Rose. All in all The Shipwreck Galleries is well worth a visit.

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sunshine coast aust
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Fantastic, if you are a history buff you need to do this tour, Gold coin donation for entry and that's a bargain...

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Entry fee is by donation. This place is really good for knowing more about Fremantle's harbour history. The Batavia gallery is a must see- they've reconstructed an original part of the ship and it is truly breath taking!

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