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Broome Historical Museum

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Address: 67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9192 2075
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10:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums...

The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums and visual displays at the Museum 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 first truly multicultural district in Australia; Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome's very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness. Visitors will learn about Pearling and Luggers, Exploitation and Exploration, Adventures, Hardships and Mateship, Asian and Europeans; Riots, Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds; and Japanese attack on Broome in World War II.

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We loved the Museum - this was our second visit and we really took our time to watch the films and read every thing that was available. Loved every minute of it. One... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the Museum - this was our second visit and we really took our time to watch the films and read every thing that was available. Loved every minute of it. One clarification needed though:- Would love to know if the pictures of the 4 Japanese ladies are in fact the wives of businessmen as stated, or something far... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well organised display providing a comprehensive history of Broome. Lots of fans & air-conditioning kept us cool on a hot & steamy March day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it was there for 4hrs excellent presentation well set up and worth looking at for only $4 pensioners a must to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Broome Historical Museum combines my two favorite museum features -- it's small enough to see it all in one visit of an hour or so, and it's very well put together. The info covers the pearling history, the WWII air raid and other wartime activities, some aboriginal history, and some more modern town activities. Definitely worth your time.

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Gunnedah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to read and see the history of Broome and get out of the heat. For History buffs its a great place, for others its interesting for a short visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I love reading/seeing History in the places we visit. We both found the museum at Broome to be a very worthwhile place to go. It has a very good history of Broome from the war time to the early pearling days. There are also pictures of when the town first started to a large private shell collection... More 

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Waroona, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

The museum had a lot of displays relating to different things that had taken place in Broome over the years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

interesting to see and hear about the life , and when Broome first started. It isnt open all the time , check the hours of opening before you get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed the museum, learnt things about Broome and the pearl industry and the bombings that happened. An amazing Shell collection to view also

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A lot of broomes history is housed here not just the pearling side but snippets of the towns history through the ages. Well worth a visit and wont hurt the hip pocket

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