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Western Australian Maritime Museum

Western Australian Maritime Museum Review

Resembling an upside-down boat, the Western Australian Maritime Museum sits at the edge of Fremantle Harbour. It houses Australia II, winner of the 1983 America's Cup, and has hands-on, rotating exhibits that are great fun for children. You can also take one-hour guided tours of the adjacent submarine Ovens, a former Royal Australian Navy World War II submarine. Tours depart from the maritime museum every 30 minutes; reservations are recommended during school holidays. Another attraction is the Welcome Walls, a record of all those who immigrated to Western Australia via ship during the major postwar migration. A five minute walk away on Cliff Street in a separate, heritage building, the Shipwreck Galleries house the recovered remains of Dutch wrecks, including the Batavia (wrecked offshore in 1629), and the 1872 SS Xantho steamer.

    Contact Information

  • Address: West end of Victoria Quay, Fremantle, WA 6160 | Map It
  • Phone: 08/9431–8444 museum; 08/9431–8469 galleries
  • Cost: Museum A$10 day pass, Ovens A$8, museum and Ovens A$15, Shipwreck Gallery entry free, suggested donation $5
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–5
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  • Location: Fremantle
Updated: 01-15-2014

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