Western Australian Maritime Museum
Western Australian Maritime Museum Review
The Western Australian Maritime Museum, which resembles an upside-down boat, sits at the edge of Fremantle Harbour. It houses Australia 11, 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 Wall, a record of all those who immigrated to Western Australia via ship during the major postwar migration. The Shipwreck Gallery houses the recovered remains of Dutch wrecks, including the Batavia (wrecked offshore in 1629), and the 1872 SS Xantho steamer.
- Address: Maritime Museum: west end of Victoria Quay; Shipwreck Gallery: Cliff St., Fremantle, WA 6160 | Map It
- Phone: 08/9431–8444 museum; 08/9431–8444 gallery
- Cost: Museum A$10 day pass, Ovens A$8, museum and Ovens A$15, Shipwreck Gallery entry free, donation preferred.
- Hours: Daily 9:30–5
- Website: www.museum.wa.gov.au/maritime
- Location: Fremantle
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