Museums

The Shipwreck Galleries Fremantle

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The Shipwreck Galleries
Cliff Street
Fremantle
WA
6160
Tel: 8 9431 8469

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Paid parking is available just outside.

Where are we going today?

The Western Australian Museum's Shipwreck Galleries is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.

The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsSuggested donation $5
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Open daily: 9.30am to 5pm; Open ANZAC Day 1pm to 5pm; Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s

What people are saying?

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    My favourite museum. Though it is a niche museum, the exhibits and staff are impeccable. Well worth the drive (and the drive is something to behold in and of itself.)

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    Both the beach and the museum are special places. The 7+ foot tall or whatever it is lighthouse lens of carved glass is amazing to see all by itself. But the spirit of the Edmund Fitzgerald wreck in the 1970's is really heavy here. Having grown up in Michigan during that time, their exhibit really hit home. They get 100 mile an hour winds up here sometimes, we were told and you can see what kind of work it would take to maintain that lighthouse in that kind of weather. If you're in the area don't miss it!

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    Very cool place. Also check out the view from the boat dock that is located less than a mile south of the museum and lighthouse. The entrance is marked by a very large and conspicuous sign. There is a pier about 300 yards long that you can walk out on and be surrounded by Lake Superior on all sides. Pretty neat stuff.

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    Visited white fish point twice I liked it bettet in 2005 but that was the first time I ever saw a lighthouse work and it was awesome

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    Cool place. Great spot

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