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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 - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 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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For the history buffs

I am not big on museums but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There was a great video playing where the ladies interviewed used to run the Broome switch board. It was very interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am not big on museums but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There was a great video playing where the ladies interviewed used to run the Broome switch board. It was very interesting, informative and entertaining. I also enjoyed the abundance of information of the pearling industry in Broome.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mainly pearling history and some WWII bombing info. Well presented and informative. $6 adult entry. Nearby buildings also part of the museum, didn't visit them but includes large shell collection. Could spend 1-2 hrs here although I suspect kids would only manage 1hr tops!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent local museum run by volunteers. Displays of very personal history of Broome showing interesting insights into another time and place. Take the time to sit and view the videos - interesting to do at the start of your visit to Broome as it puts everything into context. Only open in the morning

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very taken with the history of Broome and the Mother of Pearl industry there. The museum was very good and gave us an introduction to Broome and told us a lot more about the area that we had not previously known about.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we didn't get to the pearl farm however it didn't matter as there was more than enough information at the museum to explain all about the pearling industry. I didn't know until I visited the museum that Broome had been attacked in the war so that was a bit of an eye opener. The history was a bit confronting in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went based on a recommendation from our hotel and fir a relatively small museum really enjoyed ourselves. Manned by great old very helpful volunteers they have on show an an amazing display of the great diversity of Broomes history from pearl diving to the Japanese bombing to amazing memorabilia from over the last 150 years .Very worthwhile .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The two Bills eorking on the day were fantastic. Full of information about Broome and the pearling industry. Plenty of displays and interesting things to see. Caught the town bus from Kimberly Sands right to the front door. If you are interested in the history of Broome and the pearling industry this is a must see😎

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit here and spent way longer than we expected as everything proved very interesting. Lots of exhibits of all facets of life and living in the Broome area over many years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It was AUD$6 per adult and we were there about an hour reading through the various displays. I found it very interesting learning about the start of the Australian pearl industry, the hardships for Indigenous Australians, Broome during the 2nd World War and the bombing of Broome and the frontier nature and lives of the settlers. Don't forget the garden... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Typical local historical society museum with everything that really matters. Really drives home how utterly multi-cultural Broome has been since the 1880s.

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