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The Maritime Museum in Cliff Street, Fremantle, has been renamed the Western Australian Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries. The Shipwreck Galleries are recognised as the foremost maritime archaeolo...view more info

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The 1850s convict-built Commissariat (government stores) building in the historic maritime precinct in Cliff Street, Fremantle, is a world-renowned centre for maritime archaeology exploration, research and painstaking conservation of the shipwreck relics. The Shipwreck Galleries feature displays on early exploration and shipwrecks along our treacherous coastline from as early as the 17th century. A highlight is the reconstructed stern of the Dutch ship Batavia wrecked in 1629.

Costs: Entry to the Shipwreck Galleries is by donation. Free guided tours of the Shipwreck Galleries, with tales of exploration, shipwreck, mutiny and murder, take place at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm (please confirm at reception).

Opening Times: Open Daily 9.30am –5.00pm - Open Anzac Day 1.00-5.00. (No longer Closed on Wednesdays as of 20/10/10)
Closed - Christmas Day , Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday,

Where to find us

Cliff Street Fremantle


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