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Broome Historical Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Learnt so much

Great little museum with lots of exhibits, photos, story boards and artifices. Doesn’t look much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great Place to Soak up Broome History

The museum is a must do if you are visiting Broome. It’s well set out and has a couple of TV... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter C
Port Macquarie, 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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a well curated collection and gives really interesting insights into life in Broome right back when things were hard. There is something for everyone in here, including a dinosaur print, illegally removed from Gantheume Point. Well worth a visit

Thank sstoney52
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Broome Historical Museum appears deceptively small. However, within a number of buildings on the Museum site there is an incredible display of exhibits capturing Broome’s history, both remarkable and tragic. Carefully curated by citizens and historians , the displays would keep you occupied for...More

Thank AudreyAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Broome Historical Museum is beautifully managed and because there are many types of exhibits you can certainly find lots that will be of more interest to you. Children are also welcome and there are activities for them to do which will hold their interest...More

Thank Marjie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its size maybe relative to the town's own size, but it makes up for substance. Highlighting the different aspects of the town's history, from the pearl diving haydays, snapshots of the lives of the people from different time periods, relics from WW2, an amazing international...More

Thank ChrisD8084
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from town centre to here and enjoyed the Museum but would have loved it were the shop over the way open to offer some sandwiches or better snacks because it takes a good 1 - 2 hours to go through the museum and...More

Thank CCleChat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have a quick visit here and we allowed an hour but although the museum isn't much to look at the information and displays were very good. Could have spent much longer there.

Thank Rhonnie3127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information about the pearl industry, the Japanese attacks in WWII and others. I liked the video which had recordings from staff who used to run the manual telephone exchange. Some acknowledgement of the disgraceful way that Aborigines were treated and forced to work...More

Thank Richar64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great Old Museum, has a lot of history covering everything about Broome. Take a visit it's well worth it

Thank Kathy B
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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