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Broome Historical Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00
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Amazing Local History

Firstly a big thank you to Bill and Dr Bill their local knowledge is so good and they answered all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Worth the visit

Great museum run by volunteers with lots of displays about the history of Broome. Amazing the items... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
South Australia, Australia
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The Broome Historical Museum provides photographs, subject albums and visual displays to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a World Centre for cultured pearling. Broome was the...more
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67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2075
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Firstly a big thank you to Bill and Dr Bill their local knowledge is so good and they answered all our questions plus very friendly hosts/guides. This museum is a local gem full of Broome’s history and I highly recommend you drop in if visiting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great museum run by volunteers with lots of displays about the history of Broome. Amazing the items kept by locals that can now be shared with visitors to the town. You can spend at least an hour there or more if you sit down and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jdbooth69
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The small museum gives a good overview of old and recent history and activities with good exhibits including some furnished rooms. We looked at some of the video's, but for most visitors the 20 minutes video's are too long. In travelling through Australia youmay see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Coming from the southern state I had very little knowledge of the pearl industry in Broome. This museum was a great introduction to the pearling industry of Broome. We had a really good look around and read all the information pages available and we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The museum has a number of aspects to its mandate. It covers the history of Broome and the pearl industry but also the WWII bombing, the evacuation of Dutch refugees. There are now three buildings that make up the facility. It is on the local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MemereLynn
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This place reminded me so much of the museum at Broken Hill, while it featured minerals and railways as well as historical items Broome’s museum features pearls and wartime history as well as general history. In both cases the exhibits are extremely interesting with amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John O
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Our start to the museum was fabulous as we were greeted by an 80+ year old man a the door. He knew so much about the local history and was happy to share his knowledge. The place itself is quite old (historical), but the visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChloeW1110
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My mother in law and I visited the museum one afternoon and really enjoyed the displays and short films that were on show. Loved learning more about the local history of Broome.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NorthStar606611
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

A small museum but with a wide range of information and displays relating to local history. Primarily focusses on the Pearl fishing industry and the impact of the war, however has some social history, a shell collection, aviation and maritime history. Probably only need to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pauljoem
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We spent several hours in this fascinating museum. The information on the pearling industry was so instructive and interesting, as was the section on Broome during WWII. We hear a lot about the bombing of Darwin and very little about the other towns in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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16 August 2017|
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Response from nomad0202 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to walk there from my Caravan Park so unsure. Seemed to have a good Bus service around that area.
8 May 2016|
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Response from jessie072015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Probably the Historical Museum. The Broome 1/2day tour also covers WWII very informative. Regards Jan