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“easier to find than the new museum”

The Shipwreck Galleries
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Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #2 of 78 things to do in Fremantle
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Western Australia, Australia
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“easier to find than the new museum”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

V good exhibits, including part of a reclaimed and raised shipwreck free a donation, in an interesting old building, helpful staff

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fascinating history lesson”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I hadn't realized Australia was first "discovered" by the Dutch, long before the British colonized it. This museum tells that history and has some beautifully displayed relics, including a large remnant of an ancient Dutch sailing ship and its cargo. Well worth a visit in addition to the larger and more recent Maritime Museum.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fascinating history”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is a great way to spend an hour or so looking at the displays and thinking of the history of WA and the seafarers who didn't make it safely to port. Some fascinating stories. It's a gold coin donation but well worth it.

Visited December 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Understated but worthwhile”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

This museum is free to enter and payment is by donation
Spent more time here than envisaged and was thoroughly intrigued by the story of the Batavia which is the centre piece of the museum.
The number of shipwrecks of this coast is also mind boggling as are the stories behind many of the personal artifacts on show
Overall a delightful place to visit and thoroughly recommended

Visited November 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“Enjoyable museum”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is a lovely museum in Fremantle. We have visited many times, sometimes when we had some spare time while in Fremantle. The entry is a gold coin donation and the exhibits are very nice and informative. One of the better places to visit in Fremantle and I always enjoyed it much more then the new Maritime Museum.

Visited February 2012
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