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Western Australian Maritime Museum

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Address: Victoria Quay/Peter Hughes Drive | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9431 8334
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Superb Maritime museum

It tells the history of Australian maritime. The American cup is on display as well as several boats and yaughts. When we were there they had an exhibition of the work of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It tells the history of Australian maritime. The American cup is on display as well as several boats and yaughts. When we were there they had an exhibition of the work of Leonardo De Vinchy - brilliant. It's located close to the harbour and in easy reach to take the Captain Cook cruise back to Perth.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great visit, very informative with very nice exhibits. Tells the history of Fremantle as well as the maritime history. Submarine tour is a must, great experience to know how it is like in such a confined area and the life of the seamen.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is well worth a visit but make sure you do the Submarine Tour. We just don't realise what our submarine service personnel endure until you see the conditions they live in. If the steam engine display is operating make sure you also visit that.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great museum to visit from both young and old. The entry is free although a donation is highly appreciated. There is a good display of ships and treasuries found in the Indian Ocean along the coast of Western Australia. Staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit when you're in Fremantle.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're like me and have travelled to many interesting places with a lot of history to offer you know how easier it is to become overwhelmed with the sheer quantity of galleries and museums to get through! Fremantle itself is a very interesting little place with a lot of heart, soul AND history and none more relevant than its... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited during school holidays and did the submarine tour. It was amazing and our guide was very informative. My 6 yo son had a blast and we took some great photos. Priced really well and a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum might be of most interest if you are into boats. And really I am not - so I might not get the most of it. Lot's of boats inside the modern building. Including Australia II that was the first non-US boat to win Americas Cup. Beware of one thing. Do not buy the fish'n'chips in the restaurant. It's... More 

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City of Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good maritime museum in the heart of old Fremantle Port. Fremantle was the entrance door for Western Australia and the museum reflects this interesting history and allows you to understand better the immigrants experience. A great location that allows you to enjoy the rest of Fremantle attractions including parks, cafes, restaurants, excellent Fish and chips in Fisherman's Harbour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after we went to the shipwreck museum & was very disappointed with the costing.The exhibits they have are interesting & well set out, & it's not a huge museum either, only spent an hour & we'd seen it all, so for a museum asking $15 pp when the other one is gold coin only was very disappointing

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The children had a good time. "There is a boat you can go in grandma" only problem for me was the boat was on the first level and I don't like open stairs and voids. but the children were well behaved and checked everything out and took care of their 4 year old cousin. Adults pay children free

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