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Address: Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9431 8444
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Historic Treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Blackheath, Australia
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Blackheath, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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West Sussex
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a choice piece of history, presented in a very professional, yet casual manner. There are lots of authentic items to view, such as genuine silver coins from the old sunken ships. The museum is well laid out and spacious

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are intertested in Australian history then this is for you! I learned more about early nautical history here than anywhere I have previously visited. Amazing artifacts from shipwrecks which predate Cook. In oparticular the remains of the Batavia. The museum is free!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was a GREAT stop. The coast of Australia was not a hospitable one and there have been many shipwrecks. But in this museum you find information and recovered artifacts from OLD shipwrecks. In fact, we had no idea that there was so much "action" around Australia so long ago. These wrecks go WAY back! Too, they have a large... More 

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