We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Western Australian Maritime Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Victoria Quay/Peter Hughes Drive | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9431 8334
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 785 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 393
  • 287
    Very good
  • 52
  • 10
  • 4
Australia 2

Australia's naval war history display was real treat. An excellent visual experience. So much history crammed into one place. Spend at least 4 hours or more here to soak up all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 11, 2016
Tony L
Ulverstone, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

785 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 746: English reviews
Ulverstone, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Australia's naval war history display was real treat. An excellent visual experience. So much history crammed into one place. Spend at least 4 hours or more here to soak up all that is on offer. Definitely a must see.

Thank Tony L
Surrey, Canada
Level Contributor
133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

I enjoyed the videos of various stories. We needed the rest to sit down for a bit after walking from the Freemantle Train station. Immediately outside this museum is a large pier/market place which was also fun to tour/shop.

Thank converge77
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the W.A Maritime Museum. We wanted to see some of Australia's most significant sailing boats and we were not disappointed. The only disappointment was that there could have more film showing the America's Cup yacht sailing. The boats are displayed very well and capture your imagination. The cafe` is very nice too. The building... More 

Thank Heather F
Warnbro, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I served on Ovens some 30 years ago. One of grandsons now aged 6 showed some interest in seeing where Pop used to work. I teed up a visit with one of my good friends Colin Prior (volunteer tour guide). The trip and visit was one of the highlights in my life. The condition the submarine has been kept in... More 

Thank slingawood9
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting we have a 2 year old and he was fascinated with all the exhibitions and the interactive displays if you're in Fremantle it's definitely worth a visit, loved the welcome walls as well we have a diverse history In Australia

Thank Nicole R
South Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

We always love to visit museum, kids loves them even more. There are many interesting to see and read all the information. Starting from the very traditional canoe up to the modern one. The most interesting is how people in Kimberly or Kayu Jawa (in Indonesia Kayu=Wood and Jawa=Java) had the first contact through maritime activities with the neighbour Indonesia... More 

Thank iriswandi
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

This Museum has a lot of old information about local areas of WA and how important the marine industry has been in Australia. Definitely a place for everyone.

Thank JRad17
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Level Contributor
98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Visited the museum with my family and another family. We had 5 kids in our group (including one in a pram). Museum has plentiful parking (at a fee) and easy access. The small cafe is ideal for a snack or light lunch. The museum itself has quite a variety of exhibits: fishing, military, sailing, etc. There was also an area... More 

Thank Pam I
Greater Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

You cannot visit Freemantle and not see this museum that is awesome. Just awesome. History of pier and items on exhibition are countless and everything is so interesting,

Thank reed40428
Greater Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

One of the must visit if you are around Fremantle. I have been amazed by the large coverage of history.

1 Thank Johnpar1975

Travelers who viewed Western Australian Maritime Museum also viewed

Fremantle, Greater Perth
Fremantle, Greater Perth
Fremantle, Greater Perth
Fremantle, Greater Perth

Been to Western Australian Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Western Australian Maritime Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Western Australian Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?