"It was a dark and stormy night..... " no actually raining, bleak and cold morning :)
Such a wealth of information, for a mere $10, insight and artifact into the establishment and history of maritime in Western Australia. Of significance was the exhibits of indigenous peoples and their usage of the sea, rivers, fishtraps, fishing and cultural heritage, including early contact with the white settlers.
Magnificent displays of sailing vessels in a huge space, including the iconic winner of the America's Cup - amazing to see the actual yacht.
We spent two hours, though could have easily been three, as there is much to see.
Well layed out over three levels, and much to entertain and enthrall young ones - I overheard one young boy declare to his dad "Let's go below Matey!" as he descended the stairs. That said, a few interactive exhibits were out of order, with no indication of when they would be available.
I would have appreciated the inclusion of either a self-guided audio tour, or a guided tour of the museum. Guided tours of the Oberon Class "HMAS Ovens" submarine are available for $6 extra, and must be booked.
A modern space, with lots to see and do, good views to the external submarine and the harbour - it was VERY worth while.
Oh - BTW - like most attractions in Perth/Freo, bring spare change for the parking machines - parking your car will cost.
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