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The Shipwreck Galleries

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Address: Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9431 8444
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Free and amazing

Would of liked more time here but we were on a schedule. This museum is free and housed in a lovely old building right by the water a bit of a maze really. Got confused between... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would of liked more time here but we were on a schedule. This museum is free and housed in a lovely old building right by the water a bit of a maze really. Got confused between the maritime museum and this one. Lovely and well cared for exhibitions well spaced lovely staff and all for free. Certainly worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place to visit. Very interesting and informative....displays are outstanding and very well presented.....entrance by donation

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Maitland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating history of the Western Australia Coast as it claimed so many ships. The displays and documentation is first rate.

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Thank Mike A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in to this wonderful museum this afternoon. At reception, Jeff couldn't find a map of the museum so he took us on an hour long personalised tour! He had the facts and embellished them with lesser known facts from his obvious wide reading and passion for the history of, in particular, the west Australian coast. He had us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting informative exhibition. We really enjoyed our stay in Fremantle and this was very interesting historically.

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Thank jguarnich
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with interactive things for young kids and interesting info for the older kids too! Awesome being able to see bits from historical ships of the past!!

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Thank Linda V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of interesting facts on found wrecks around the West Australian coast line plus actual artifacts that have been raised. $5 suggested entry fee which is well worth the money as you stroll around and learn some great history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Australia's western coast has been a graveyard of ships. Dutch ships were frequently wrecked here, the most notable being the Batavia and the Gilt Dragon. Legislation now protects historic wrecks, they can no longer be plundered. Anyone with an interest in the sea or ships will be fascinated by this museum.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting collection and information on maritime history. When you see how the early boats were built, you wonder how they even managed to sail. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is appreciated.

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Deception Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent addition to out trip was very interesting and informative learned lots of stuff about western Australia coast wrecks Heaps of displays big and small very well set out

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