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Address: Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9431 8444
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i would pair visiting this location with the WA maritime museum. The galleries looks small from the outside, however inside it has a large collection of shipwreck items... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

i would pair visiting this location with the WA maritime museum. The galleries looks small from the outside, however inside it has a large collection of shipwreck items. Visitors can expect to spend an hour or two in there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Check online for availability. Went there only to find that it has been closed for renovation works. On the bright side, it now is on my to do list for my next visit to Fremantle. Convinient spot, just hop on Blue CAT bus ( its free) and hop out at Stop 17 Fishing Boat Harbor which will bring you to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not just shipwrecks! What a fantastic place. Beautiful building. A terrific collection of recovered artifacts. The staff in the museum are very knowledgeable, and they give a great deal of detailed information of what the building itself was originally used for but also how harsh the life of a sailor could be. There is a hull of a recovered boat... More 

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Blackheath, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restored building is a great example of the early colonial architecture of this important port city. The collection contains so many wonderful pieces of maritime history, from recovered remains of early European ships wrecked on this coast to Dirk Hartog's pewter plate, that it needs a decent amount of time to take it all in. This is a must... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Yes lots to grab the imagination and my husband who is v keen on history enjoyed it greatly.His oldest uncle came to Australia before the First World War.As an only child of an only child his only cousins are three Australians.The entry fee is a donation of your choice.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not only does the museum contain a couple shipwrecks, it also has large ship models and authentic cannons. If you have some time, read the profiles of the numerous intrepid explorers. The history associated with these crews is also fascinating. The admission is FREE but you may offer a small donation. The museum is stop 17 on the Blue Cat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I cannot praise this museum too much, both for the wealth of information and quality of display, but particularly for the Batavia exhibit. I was informed, engaged and entertained and would visit again were I in Freemantle.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The museum is full of really interesting artefacts from ships that came to grief around our shores, and as you walk around the rather mundane entry hall there is nothing there that prepares you for the spectacular Batavia Gallery. This alone is worth making time to visit the museum - Absolutly fantastic!! But don't stop there, because it really has... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I only thought we would be in there for a few minutes but we took 90. Being local and a diver, the shipwrecks are often known to me so of great interest. Entry is free but we were more than happy to pay the suggested $5 donation.

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Rojales, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

this tells a lot of stories about the dutch and others coming to Australia and obviously not able to navigate the coast line. they do ask for a donation of suggested $5. allow plenty of time though as we had to leave early because of the parking restrictions around Fremantle and had run out of time on the meter.

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