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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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Informative museum revealing local history

This small museum at Town Beach is a delightful place to visit. It respectfully recognises all the participants in Broome's history including the pilots of the Japanese Zero... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This small museum at Town Beach is a delightful place to visit. It respectfully recognises all the participants in Broome's history including the pilots of the Japanese Zero aircraft that destroyed parts of Broome in the 2nd WW. It follows the pearling industry through to its modern times. It also features some great local characters. I watched two videos, one... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited to find out more if Broome's history and was excited to find done family history. The staff were more than helpful in assisting us to learn as much as possible about our family history. Great couple of hours.

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Thank DKCapes1965
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is no ordinary museum. So much more than history, lots of artifacts donated by locals, the video of the switchboard girls had me enthralled. The CWA hall held some much from pictures of cyclone damage to a massive privately owned shell collection. We went back a second time

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Thank Jo S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in and explored the museum. My son did his lvl 1 museum explorer certificate which is a great idea for the kids. We seen things that our grandparents had and learnt things about this lovely town. For someone keen on history it's a good start to learn about this town.

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Thank Matthew K
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brilliant museum with loads of displays and material, it's easy to spend two hours browsing and reading and very reasonably priced

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Thank Stephanie G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good way to fill a couple of hours. It is probably good for families as they provide a "seek sheet" for a range of ages. It was very busy the day I visited and seemed like only one volunteer working.

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Thank c0untryc0uple
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shell displays, good on pearls and pearl shells, and very good display about the Japanese attack on Broome in 1942. Recommended. Allow an hour. $6 adults, kids free.

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Lovedale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting information about how Broome became the pearling centre that it is. Includes indigenous culture, how their lives were effected by the European's interest in the mother of pearl & pearling industry, Japanese attacks in WW2 and life in Broome over the years- cyclones, multi culturalism, CWA etc

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really interesting to visit this museum and get more detail of the different elements that make up Broome's history. There is information on the War, Pearling, Aboriginal history, industries in Broome and everyday life. Allow about an hour or so to check out the exhibits, longer if you want to read everything. Friendly volunteers and they offer activities... More 

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Thank Kerry C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved all the old samples from yesteryear... and that was just the staff... seriously, it's great to see the oldy locals keeping the place humming :)

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