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The Shipwreck Galleries

Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
(08) 9431 8444
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Fremantle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

has a great history of the sunken wrecks in the area including the Batavia. worth spending an hour or two looking at all the exhibits and reading the history of the area. Cost is by donation only. Many places would charge well over $10 entry to view the articles they have on display

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very interesting museum with sections of the "Batavia" shipwreck on display. Unusual in Australia with pre-British settlement European artefacts. The shipwreck items and artefacts were beautifully presented in an informative and engaging way.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is an awesome spot to take the kids and explore / learn about the past. Very clean and modern. Great displays.

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Housed in a gorgeous old stone building, the Shipwreck Galleries is a unique museum in that it focuses on ships that have suffered and sunk - their stories and what was on board. The artefacts tell further stories about those onboard and the harshness of the sea. We appreciated the friendly and helpful staff, as well as the fact that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was well worth visiting. A good blend of written information and visual displays. The displays cover many shipwrecks over the years.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very well presented museum of marine archaeology with helpful and friendly staff. The star exhibit is a large section of preserved ship hull but there is lots more beside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Well presented and easy to navigate. Very interesting....informative staff. The kids really enjoyed the whole thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They have done a great job of preserving what is left of the Batavia - very impressive. Well worth taking the time to walk through here and read about our seafaring past. The old cartography was done so well considering the tools they had to work with.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It was a stormy blustery day so we popped in here not quite knowing what to expect. Couldn't find a cashiers desk to pay an entry fee then discovered it was entry by donation. The museum if full of interesting exhibits of shipwrecks and their history. However aside from that, it was interesting to watch children interact with some of... More

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Goolwa, Australia
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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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