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. Put Broome Historical Museum and other Broome attractions into our Broome trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Make sure you allow some time to wander around this little Museum. They have a few different audio areas that are very interesting - talking to locals and hearing their tales. Artifacs from the 2nd wo...  more »
  • Lots of history of the original settlers to the region,with fantastic information of the pearling industry of years ago. A must see.  more »
  • Particularly strong on the history of Mother of Pearl industry and the 1942 Japanese raid. definitely worth a visit  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.
  • Great volunteer run museum. Lots of artifacts and written history of the area. Well worth a visit.
  • Fascinating insight into history of Broome - an eye-opener
  • Nicely presented and friendly staff, but tiny, like Broome :-)
  • 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!

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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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