WA Shipwrecks Museum, Fremantle

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Take a tour through Western Australian maritime history as you explore vessels salvaged from the sea at the WA Shipwrecks Museum. This museum is recognized as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See relics, such as cannons, hulls, and engines, from shipwrecks, dating back to the 17th century. Keep an eye out for the original Dutch vessel Batavia, which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Convicts built the museum in the 1850s, and today it sits in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. PutWA Shipwrecks Museum into our Fremantle day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Brilliant museum if you love maritime shipwreck history, which I do! The real gem was the reconstructed hull part of the VOC Batavia as well as all the artefacts raised from the ocean. Very good... 
    Brilliant museum if you love maritime shipwreck history, which I do! The real gem was the reconstructed hull part of the VOC Batavia as well as all the artefacts raised from the ocean. Very good...  more »
  • This museum concentrated on shipwrecks along the WA coastline. It explains why navigating the Indian Ocean and this treacherous coastline was so difficult in the era of sailing ships. The Batavia... 
    This museum concentrated on shipwrecks along the WA coastline. It explains why navigating the Indian Ocean and this treacherous coastline was so difficult in the era of sailing ships. The Batavia...  more »
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  • Interesting museum with plenty of relics and lost items that are retrieved from various sunken ships. Very informative. Give yourself some good amount of time to browse through all the displays, immerse yourself in its history and learn the discoveries made.
  • Very interesting place but got there just before closing so didn't see as much as I would have liked. The museum is in a great location near Bathers Bay and some tummy eateries. Was particularly interested in the Batavia exhibition and was not disappointed.

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