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Broome Historical Museum

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Address: Robinson Street, opposite Seaview Shops | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9192 2075
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The museum is opposite the Seaview Shopping Centre on Robinson Street.From...

The museum is opposite the Seaview Shopping Centre on Robinson Street.From May to September the museum is open from 10am to 4pm. For the remainder of the year it is open 10am to 1pm.Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors and $1 for children over 12.

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Nationally Significant Broome history that deserves a proper building!

What a pity the local or State Government don't give this Nationally significant museum a proper building! There's so much cultural history on both a local & national level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Heather F
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a pity the local or State Government don't give this Nationally significant museum a proper building! There's so much cultural history on both a local & national level presented here. It would be easier to absorb if it was housed in a less crammed & out dated facility. Wonderful & tragic stories about the history of the pearl farming,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and absorbing collection covering the pearling industry, world war 2 experiences and an unforgettable collection of sea shells.

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Emu Plains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting, explains the origins of Broome and the pearling industry,artifacts from WW2 plus lots more.

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Thank Denis D
Perth Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a Museum person but went along with 5 others to see visit this lovely little Museum. What a little gem this is. I found it to be fantastic and spent nearly 1 1/2 hours reading and looking at everything. I think I could have spent longer had time permitted. This is a Must see when in Broome.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good and well organised small museum, run and staffed by volunteers, provides an excellent history of Broome and it's era's. A lot of very good artefacts are displayed along with some excellent video presentations on the history of pearling in Broome. Many old photos have been obtained of both the pearling industry and the Japanese attack on Broome... More 

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Thank Barry N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I usually find museums interesting and this one was no exception. A few pearl displays and rusting bits of machinery, along with the links to wartime. It all helps with understanding how Broome fits in to Australia.

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Thank lindaNSW
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to this lovely museum contains heaps of history about Broome. There are interesting videos on pearling, the war and the telegraph station. Lots of articles & interesting items to see. Allow a couple of hours. Entry is very cheap.

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Tullamarine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An hour well spent...especially liked the documentary with the early switchboard operators giving insights into the rich character of Broome

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Thank Colin A
perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum was very interesting a full of interesting and informative exhibits. It is a must to visit when visiting Broome to learn about the history of this Beautiful town and the culture.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is sure worth a visit, great history of the area and very well set out. Also has activity sheets for children to hold their interest in the historic information.

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