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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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Interesting collection

This is not a museum for everyone - but it is full of interesting bits and pieces, old photos and other collectables from the early days of Broome. Well done to all who put it... read more

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

We came through for a quick look. There's plenty of information on Broome's short history and it was all quite interesting. It's definitely not breathtaking by any means but for the price it's worth a visit. There's info on the pearling, the war, local indigenous communities, the people, cyclones and more. We wandered around slowly in about 45min. Cold water... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a museum for everyone - but it is full of interesting bits and pieces, old photos and other collectables from the early days of Broome. Well done to all who put it together andkeep it operating.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Broome Historical Museum a few days ago during our time in the fine city as part of our drive around Australia. It’s a great museum with lots of displays about the history of Broome, the diving, the events of WWII which surprised me but apparently it’s true, and of course all the different cultures that are represented... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good collection of the history of Broome with regards to pearling and mother of pearl. Lots to see. Kids enjoyed. Something for everyone.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for the historical overview but we only really needed 15-20 minutes here. Some interesting displays.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint museum with interesting historical displays. Thoroughly enjoyed the short movie about the phone exchange in the early years. Literally laughed out loud. We have a 6 and 9 year old that we're offered fun work sheets to find objects. They were based on age appropriate questions, both enjoyed it and received a certificate of participation. Worth a visit for... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well worth a visit. The film in one of the buildings out the back was really interesting. The museum goes through a lot of topics and is easy to walk through. Lovely gentlemen volunteers.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This "little" local museum is a must visit for anybody visiting Broome, there is so much historical information on a town that does have a huge and varied history, 3 buildings and an outside display, videos run continually, historical quizzes for the kids, staffed by volunteers, the information contained is just so good and so very varied it clearly details... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was the cheapest entry on our whole trip and has a huge collection of artifacts and stories from the region. The staff are wonderful with children and have a quiz for them to fill out as they wander through. It gave them something to focus on and they learnt so much about the history of Broome, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the museum after a nice day at Town Beach. It was very interesting learning about the history of the pearl industry and the different cultures of people like the Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and Aboriginals who worked in it. I also learned a lot about the Japanese bombing raid in WW2 on Broome which sadly I knew nothing about?... More 

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