Broome Historical Museum, Broome

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Broome Historical Museum offers an overview of life in Broome, particularly the Pearling Era and World War II bombing. Displays set out the town's history with plenty of pictures, memorabilia, and reading matter. Videos run continuously. Don’t let the small size of the museum fool you because the contents on the inside are quite impressive. Arrange to visit Broome Historical Museum and other attractions in Broome using our Broome trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Went to this fabulous museum of Broom's history and so pleased we didn't miss it. Easily spent nearly 3 hours as there was so much to view. Very well displayed over 3 buildings. One of the films we wa...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This was a fabulous museum. !! So informative about the start of Broome, the bombings of Broome during World War II, the pearling industry and all the different cultures of the people who settled in B...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The Museum was recommended to us by a lovely lady who asked if we wanted a tip on something to see while we were in Broome. She was on our flight from Perth and disembarked in front of us. We took her...  more »
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  • At the time of writing this I'm sat in the cooling interior of the museum watching a funny video about the old Broome telephone exchange. The two Bills who greet you at the door are charismatic and set the tone for the array and depth of the exhibits inside. A great way to spend a few hours with a treasure trove of exhibits and information on display. Really gives you some background to this dusty town and how's its shaped into what it is.
  • Absolutely fantastic place. This hidden (yet massive) gem is a must see visit for anyone visiting Broome. Lots of artifacts, history, photos, video and relics from WW2. Please visit!
  • Doesn't look like much from the outside but great on the inside, even for kids
  • Great history
  • I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Really eye opening experience.

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A well-developed tourist destination, Broome boasts lodgings that range from four- and five-star hotels to inexpensive hostels catering mainly to young backpackers passing through the area. Book ahead if you want to ensure a spacious hotel room loaded with modern amenities and easy access to the area's finest beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget or don't like to plan months in advance, consider staying at a guesthouse, where small but clean rooms often come with a shared cooking area and outdoor swimming pool. 
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