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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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We found this Museum was very interesting so much information especially about the Japanese pearl... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara L
Rockingham, Australia

Thought it was just a local museum run by volunteers...oh so much more. The exhibits are seriously... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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

We found this Museum was very interesting so much information especially about the Japanese pearl divers, and the war days when Broome was bombed , it is a must if you visit Broome

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought it was just a local museum run by volunteers...oh so much more. The exhibits are seriously awesome and the whole place is worthy of a lengthy visit. The only downside is that it is not well signposted.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roswithac2018
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Very informative displays. Easy walking around the displays both in and outside the buildings. Cool when it’s hot. Run by volunteers who were very friendly. Amazing oyster shell carvings on display. A full switchboard and video interviews of past operators.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redsoniaa
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Museum is much larger than expected and has a wealth of information on Broome that could very easily be missed. Exhibitions are well laid out with different buildings housing different memrobilia. I thoroughly enjoyed the DVD playing and children are given tasks and questions to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travellingal02
Reviewed January 23, 2019

I was slightly hesitant at visiting the museum in Broome, however it was absolutely amazing, so interesting and informative and actually took family back there again on my second visit. Loved the videos of the ladies who used to work the telephone exchange, that was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank justinsarah2016
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

I had to wait for a cruise ship to came in for it to open during the January holidays but was well worth the wait. There are informative displays with so much Broome history along with video stories if you get tired of reading. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nel092014
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Firstly a big thank you to Bill and Dr Bill their local knowledge is so good and they answered all our questions plus very friendly hosts/guides. This museum is a local gem full of Broome’s history and I highly recommend you drop in if visiting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed November 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jdbooth69
Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorraine L
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February 23, 2019|
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Response from travellingal02 | Reviewed this property |
The telephone girls DVD was on sale at the museum during our visit in January 2019. They also played it in the museum which was great.
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.