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Broome Historical Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Great museum run by volunteers with lots of displays about the history of Broome. Amazing the items... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jdbooth69
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South Australia, Australia
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Excellent overview, several video's

The small museum gives a good overview of old and recent history and activities with good exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
huys25
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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...more
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67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum run by volunteers with lots of displays about the history of Broome. Amazing the items kept by locals that can now be shared with visitors to the town. You can spend at least an hour there or more if you sit down and...More

Thank jdbooth69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The small museum gives a good overview of old and recent history and activities with good exhibits including some furnished rooms. We looked at some of the video's, but for most visitors the 20 minutes video's are too long. In travelling through Australia youmay see...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Coming from the southern state I had very little knowledge of the pearl industry in Broome. This museum was a great introduction to the pearling industry of Broome. We had a really good look around and read all the information pages available and we were...More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The museum has a number of aspects to its mandate. It covers the history of Broome and the pearl industry but also the WWII bombing, the evacuation of Dutch refugees. There are now three buildings that make up the facility. It is on the local...More

Thank MemereLynn
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This place reminded me so much of the museum at Broken Hill, while it featured minerals and railways as well as historical items Broome’s museum features pearls and wartime history as well as general history. In both cases the exhibits are extremely interesting with amazing...More

Thank John O
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Our start to the museum was fabulous as we were greeted by an 80+ year old man a the door. He knew so much about the local history and was happy to share his knowledge. The place itself is quite old (historical), but the visit...More

Thank ChloeW1110
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My mother in law and I visited the museum one afternoon and really enjoyed the displays and short films that were on show. Loved learning more about the local history of Broome.

Thank NorthStar606611
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

A small museum but with a wide range of information and displays relating to local history. Primarily focusses on the Pearl fishing industry and the impact of the war, however has some social history, a shell collection, aviation and maritime history. Probably only need to...More

Thank pauljoem
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We spent several hours in this fascinating museum. The information on the pearling industry was so instructive and interesting, as was the section on Broome during WWII. We hear a lot about the bombing of Darwin and very little about the other towns in the...More

Thank MP48
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This place, managed and staffed by volunteers is the place to find out everything you could possibly want to know about the history of Broome and events that have taken place. Housed in several historical buildings. Lots of information bought to life with stories about...More

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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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