Shipwreck GalleriesCurrently Closed
- Address: 6160, 45 Cliff Street, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +618-1300134081
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Shipwreck Galleries - Review
It’s amazing to see how wrecked ships make for such marvelous stories and memorable relics. The Batavia display will leave you mesmerized. There are bullions, cannons, swords and various other objects of interest. Housed in the Commissariat Building, the Shipwreck galleries are truly a revelation.
Shipwreck Galleries Information
- Entry by donation, suggested donation is 5 AUD.
- The Fremantle fishing docks and outdoor restaurant precinct are just a block away and worth a visit.
How To reach Shipwreck Galleries by Public Transport
- The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 23.
Restaurants Near Shipwreck Galleries
- Char Char Bull
- Sandrino Cafe
- The Mussel Bar
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shipwreck Galleries
95% of people who visit Fremantle include Shipwreck Galleries in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
49.78% of people start their Shipwreck Galleries visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shipwreck Galleries
56.82% of people prefer walking in order to reach Shipwreck Galleries
Shipwreck Galleries Trips
Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle Reviews
It is definitely a nice place to visit especially for children. If it is not due to the heavy rain, I must visit all checkpoints and observe all animals patiently. All staff are awesome! They are very professional to let us know much more about those Australia amimals. Wonderful experience !
The Western Australian Museum’s long and fascinating history reflects and documents the State’s rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage. Established in 1891 in the old Perth gaol, it was known as the Geological Museum and its collections were geological, ethnological and biological. In 1897 it officially became the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery. During 1959 the botanical collection was transferred to the new Herbarium and the Museum and the Art Gallery became separate institutions. The Museum focused its collecting and research interests in the areas of natural sciences, anthropology, archaeology and the State’s history. Over the 1960s and 1970s it also began to work in the emerging areas of historic shipwrecks and Aboriginal site management. Today the Western Australian Museum comprises six public sites and a collection and research centre and houses more than 8 million objects from rare fossils to the iconic racing yacht Australia II. The Museum also manages 200 shipwreck sites of the 1500 known to be located off the WA coast and manages eight Aboriginal land reserves.
Great space, gold coin donation, may need to visit over a couple of weekends or plan your time to see everything and be able to take it all in. Staff are friendly.
I enjoyed this small museum a lot more than the bigger Maritime museum up the road. It tells a lot of good stories of the early European visitors to the west coast of Australia, as well as explaining the technical parts of 17th century navigation techniques. Entry is free, and it will take an hour to look around if you take your time here. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
One of the best attractions I have visited in Fremantle. An excellent presentation of the rigorous maritime history of Western Australia. The wreck of the Batavia exhibition and collections are unbelievable. I found the volunteer staff to be both pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable. This is by all means a most excellent attraction to visit if you are interested in maritime history and shipwrecks.