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The Shipwreck Galleries

Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
(08) 9431 8444
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Fremantle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Goolwa, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I visited The Ship Wreck Galleries on Monday September 15th. It's in a beautiful old building and is excellently displayed. When we were there there was a class of school children there with a couple of teachers learning about the history. There is a lot to see, so for older people, sturdy walking shoes are a good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Frankly I wasn't too sure what I would think of The Shipwreck Galleries, not really my sort of thing - or so I thought. I really enjoyed the experience and was fascinated by the exhibits and the history. The story of the Dutch ship Batavia, shipwrecked off W Australia, was amazing - it included mutiny, bravery, survival, cruelty and the... More

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Hillside Victoria
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We learnt a lot by visiting here. Lots of history about the shipwrecks. There is copies & several Galleries to see. There is also a gift shop where you can but gifts for friends

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Tumut, New South Wales, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an amazing place with all the history from the 1600's when the likes of Dirk Hartog first hit the shores of WA. Amazing finds from a variety of shipwrecks, part of the Batavia- Hartog's boat. Spent ages here- surprised myself, but it was just fascinating. Groups of school kids here for an excursion- I would have loved to learn... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wish there were fewer noisy children, but the displays are excellent and the history very well done.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very interesting! Loved it! Especially the actual wreak. The story behind it was very interesting too!

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I spent about a hour wandering the galleries and this little museum is really well laid out. It is a nice freebie, (but do make a donation) and the story of the Batavia wreck is one worth knowing about. Fascinating view into pre-British history and wonderful exhibits. Enjoy!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very interesting .The grandchildren enjoyed it very much it's not too big a place so they didn't get bored.

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Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well worth the visit, the remnants of the Batavia are awe inspiring, a really worthwhile experience. The old sandstone building is worth a look just for itself, the location is easy walking distance from all of Freemantles other attractions

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A quite good way to wander around and kill an hour or so while in Fremantle. Entry is donation so if you are so inclined you can just wander in free of charge (I always feel guilty doing so but hey). The displays are interesting and very informative, and the human stories a little heart wrenching. Its a very small... More

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