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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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very impressive display. Of particular interest was the Batavia gallery. The museum is a must see for anyone interested in Australian maritime history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

it is well worth taking the time to go through this gallery, it has some very interesting artifacts salvaged from 4 ships that were wrecked around the area

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The history of the Batavia right in front of you, read the books on the voyage of the Batavia and you might think it was a Hollywood storey until part of that I'll fated wreck looms out at you Plenty of other artefacts and other exhibits too

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had been looking forward to visiting this museum after taking an interest in the Batavia. The story is well presented and there are plenty of recovered artifacts to look at, the most impressive of which must surely be the preserved side of the ship itself. The museum also details the other attempts to explore this area of Australia and... More

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LONDON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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