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Broome Historical Museum

67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2075
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Great keeper of the history

Love the history that’s recorded and preserved. Helpful staff and the videos are informative... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nonapama
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Kincumber, Australia
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Broome Museum

A small museum with some great exhibits detailing the history and growth of Broome. We went... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maria O
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The Broome Historical Museum provides photographs, subject albums and visual displays to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a World Centre for cultured pearling. Broome was the first truly multicultural district in Australia; Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome’s very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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+61 8 9192 2075
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the history that’s recorded and preserved. Helpful staff and the videos are informative. Broome has such a diverse and multicultural background. Well worth the time & cost. Be sure not to miss the sail makers shed.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A small museum with some great exhibits detailing the history and growth of Broome. We went expecting to spend an hour but were there for much longer than this. The video exhibits were informative.

Thank Maria O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable staff, cool displays, loved getting to know the history of Broome, really enjoyed my work visit

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sets a high standard both with the presentation and depth of information provided. Well worth visiting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every visitor should make time to visit this museum. It sets a very high standard for regional museums. There are clear, uncluttered displays and interpretive panels telling the colourful history of Broome. We learned so much that we didn't know already. Don't miss the Sailmakers...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very worthwhile visit. So much history and many stories. The building is old and that makes the for a good atmosphere to blend with the history

Thank Olga A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is a great display of Broome history. The videos gave us a wonderful insight into the characters who make up the town, in particular the PMG girls who made such a difference to life from the 60’s on. Also the displays of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth a 5 or 10 minute look but I was sorry I paid - maybe worth a gold coin dontaion at best!!

Thank David C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful look at old Broome. Turns out a 100 year old patient of our clinic in Melbourne featured in the exhibit of bell hat divers. Well with a visit.

Thank Dottorenzo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has quite a few parts to it. The early days of pearling in Broome, the first family history, the WW2 period along with information about pearling in the current age. The ladies were most helpful.

Thank Jessebel
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angela0283
August 15, 2017|
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Response from nomad0202 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to walk there from my Caravan Park so unsure. Seemed to have a good Bus service around that area.
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51mareep
May 8, 2016|
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Response from jessie072015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Probably the Historical Museum. The Broome 1/2day tour also covers WWII very informative. Regards Jan
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