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The Shipwreck Galleries

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Address: Cliff Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Loved learning about the maritime history of Fremantle as it is so interesting how ships were wrecked and how people came from so far away as Europeans to "settle" the land... read more

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved learning about the maritime history of Fremantle as it is so interesting how ships were wrecked and how people came from so far away as Europeans to "settle" the land. Interesting stories and cool old ships/replicas

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not been familiar with the various shipwrecks before visiting the museum. The curation of the various exhibits were good - with sufficient information to understand the background of the shipwrecks and info on the objects that were displayed.

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Thank Diane K
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is without a doubt my favourite place to bring out of town guests. Entry is by donation, and the staff are fantastic. My children love coming here. The fantastic staff usually have something fun for the kids to do that strategically augments the overall experience. It also doesn't take that long to walk through, so if your kids... More 

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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always take visitors to the Shipwreck Galleries. The exhibits are fantastic, especially the one dedicated to the Batavia. It was wonderful to see the de Vlaming Plate (with its connection to Dirk Hartog's famous plate) and the displays of items recovered from WA wrecks are amazing too. The museum asks for a donation on entry and I always give... More 

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Thank Alison F
Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Family day out in Freo. Definitely worth going to see. There are many detailed exhibits and lots of information on wrecks from the WA coast. There is also a lot of history associated with the wrecks which is interesting. Entry is free, but gold coin donations are welcome.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited many times before and this month with family from the Netherlands. Two story building with a historical collection of found items from shipwrecks, mostly Dutch. Entry "cold coin" ,so very cheap. We bought several items in the museum shop to a friendly shop/museum attendant.

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Thank Edward E
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! See part of the wreck Batavia - what a story of human horror! Read Peter Fitzsimmon's book before you go. Read about early explorers and pirates and see where Hartog nailed his plate. Interesting exhibits and knowledgeable staff make this a must see attraction.

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Thank 746ballfamily746
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting and we learnt a lot. The exhibits were very well presented and the video of the 100 year old engine recovery was exerlent. There was a lot more there than I expected. Well done

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Oxenford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick browse in the exhibits here and found them nicely presented and interesting. The museum has a good collection of salvage from shipwrecks that are very interesting to look at. Most excitingly is part of the Batavia's hull!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high expectations of shipwrecks and pirates and fun stories of the seas. It was actually kind of boring - our kids went through really quickly as they didn't find anything of interest. The school holiday activities were terrible - instead of engaging the kids it felt more like homework "Did you find this coin? Did you see this... More 

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