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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 21 attractions in Fremantle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The shipwreck gallery is very tastefully put together and tells fascinating stories of a fascinating topic: Shipwrecks. It wasn't that long ago when these brave people risked lives to cross the oceans and the museum goes to great trouble to tell their story and explain the history of recovering shipwrecks. Very friendly and helpful staff. Christian was enthusiastic and kindly... More

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Adelaide, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have waited for years to visit this gallery of the early maritime history of WA. The artefacts on display cover early Dutch and English exploration and shipwrecks. The archway and bricks recovered from the Dutch East India Company ship "Batavia" were to be used in Batavia (Jakarta) ,along with part of the original hull from the shipwreck are an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well, I sort of knew, but did not realised that I could have been writing this review in Dutch. A really well presented museum, all sorts of artefacts, well laid out (parts of the original Batavia, and all that history). This writer could have spent the whole day here. Staff also most genial and helpful and something for all ages.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I liked looking at all of the things that were on the ships and I also learned a lot about the history of the shipwrecks on the WA coasts. They have nice gift shop too. I would definitely recommend visiting the shipwreck galleries.

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We only stayed a half hour or so. If you have an interest in shipwrecks, I think it would have been more interesting.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Place is clean and very well presented. Good place to visit and can learn a great deal of maritime history about Australia

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Fremantle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Travel back in time and see for yourself how cruel and murderous pirates really were as you discover the Batavia ship wreck story. Guaranteed to make your skin crawl. Entry is free, but suggested donation is $5

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The history shown is very interesting. We especially enjoyed the Batavia exhibition. The treasures and maps collection was very comprehensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Truly worth the time if you are a history or maritime buff. These folks have done an admirable job of documenting, among other things, the fact that the Dutch were in Australia long before the British. The display of relics and the supporting labeling gives the visitor a much better understanding of early shipping, particularly along the western Australian shores.

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Ballarat, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A fantastic look at the Coastal History of the West. Truely a Great Museum. It makes you wonder what life was like in the Pioneering days especially, for those who braved the voyage from the safety of their Mother lands. The exhibits and displays are world class. The Dutch where all over the Poms when it came to exploring the... More

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