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The Shipwreck Galleries
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Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #2 of 92 things to do in Fremantle
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

I thought the museum was very well done. It displayed a mix of artifacts, large segments of the Batavia ship remains, audio/visual presentations, and more. However, I do think you need to have some interest in this field, or you might find the exhibits to be a bit on the dull side. If this is the case, I would highly recommend taking one of the free tours. Also, I think the museum does not cater to young children. They do have a kind of scavenger hunt for kids, but it does require reading reasoning skills and still fails not incorporate any hands on activities. I enjoyed it (especially since it was free), but I don't think it will suit the taste of every visitor.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Went to this museum a little sceptical in regards to it being of much interest to me and I was wrong!!!!
The artefacts and relics on display were simply amazing - all recovered from the numerous ships (predominantly Dutch) that were wrecked off the W.A. Coastline over several hundred years. There were cannon, coins, charts and hundreds of other items to ponder over.
The restored timbers from the Batavia is a highlight and if you don't know the story, it is recorded on display panels in the museum.
The other thing that really struck me was the recovery of all these relics from the past and it was only when talking to staff that I understood that Australia is a world leader in maritime archaeology.
This museum is a "must see" when visiting Fremantle.
Unbelievably, entry is by donation.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

On the outside you'd think there wouldn't be much in the place but one inside you'll be stunned at all the things they've collected off of boats and even large ships!

Inside they have show cased some very famous ships and their stories. And there is much to see and hear. Children will enjoy this just as much as the adults!

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loved this place and the displays. Can easily spend a few hours here. Wish we had more time to spend here to look in detail at all the displays. Very interesting especially if you are interested in ships and history. They do a great job here.

Thank Judith C
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing this wreckage as I've read Peter Fitzsimons book of this event in Australian history.
Otherwise it was an impressive museum - but not really a great interst to me personally.

Thank T M
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