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Address: Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9431 8444
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The Shipwreck Galleries

Visit this glorious old Convict era building which was the Commissariat and Customs building during the time of the Convicts in Western Australia. Housed in the building is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fremantle, Australia
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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit this glorious old Convict era building which was the Commissariat and Customs building during the time of the Convicts in Western Australia. Housed in the building is the history and photo's of many of the famous 17th Dutch wrecks off the northern Coast. The most famous of course is the "Batavia" wreck which has been partly restored along with... More 

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Dartford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Found the history fascinating from the human side and how all the pieces of the jigsaw were put together.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating place, very interesting. Loved the Batavia. So well presented and gave you a real feel of history. Not a nice story of how depraved we can become - quite sobering.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great presentation of artificats and part of the Batavia recovered from the wreck site and well preserved and catalogued for posterity. The video of the history and salvage efforts was fantastic and worth the trip alone.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to see the Batavia and remnants and history of many other wrecks. There aren't any museums quite like this one.

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

enjoyed strolling & reading/learning about WA's ship wrecks that built our history. Very interesting .Great for both Adults & children

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Karridale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome museum, shows some of the tragic wreckage from early visits to WA by the Dutch and others. Fascinating stories and historical information. Very well run and displayed.

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Thank James S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the behind the scenes tour which is only twice a week. It was a very interesting tour and would definitely recommend it for anyone visiting although its not really for children The galleries themselves have a quiz for children and is m I st definitely a place to take them. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best things to do in Fremantle. The stories of courage, desperation, of survival and disaster are both terrifying and inspiring. The presence of a fair sized chunk of the hull of the Dutch merchant ship Batavia which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629 and was retrieved in 1972 only adds to the... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in here whilst we were in the area. My teenagers are not fans of museums or ships so they were done quickly. It's interesting to see the large part of shipwreck and some of the old maps. We only spent about 45 minutes in here. It's near many of the other tourist attractions.

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