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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 local history

This place reminded me so much of the museum at Broken Hill, while it featured minerals and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John O
Townsville, Australia
Loads of unique history

Our start to the museum was fabulous as we were greeted by an 80+ year old man a the door. He knew... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Orange, Australia
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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
+61 8 9192 2075
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum presented a good display of memorabilia about pearl diving, the early white settlers & particularly the WW2 bombing of Broome. It was very light on the indigenous history of the area prior the the late 1800s and I think this could be an...More

Thank Carlifam5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, very informative, well organised. Thought it would be a 20 min visit but it was so interesting that we were there over an hour. Great for all ages. The kids loved it.

Thank USandWA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum with lots of exhibits, photos, story boards and artifices. Doesn’t look much from outside but it’s a treasure trove once you’re in. Good on the people of Broome for preserving all this for us to share and putting it all into such...More

Thank SandyBronte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a must do if you are visiting Broome. It’s well set out and has a couple of TV screens going with local stories. Staffed by volunteers who are very friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter C
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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.
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