Broome Historical Museum, Broome

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History Museum Museum
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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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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  • The displays were interesting, everything about Broome including the pearl divers, Sun Cinemas, the sail maker, shell collection, WWII and even a real dinosaur footprint. Very easy to spend several ho...  more »
  • Just loved it here. The hours got away from me. So much to see and learn. Loved watching the local school kids being so interested. Lovely lady at the front desk. Thankyou  more »
  • The museum offers 'great 'information about Broome's past and the pearling industry, as well as its war history and, is well set out with displays and videos giving added information and insights. I, ...  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.