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WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

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WA Maritime Museum houses a notable collection of historic objects and boats, including the winged-keel Australia II, which won the America's Cup in 1983. The museum presents a full history of marine activity on the Western Australian coast and offers tours of HMAS Ovens, a retired Oberon-class submarine, one of the site's most popular attractions. The Museum houses several galleries that explore WA's maritime relationship and features temporary exhibitions, including museum exclusives, world premieres, and national and international tours. Find out how to plan Fremantle trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Had a great few hours at the Museum. Unfortunately the submarine tour was sold out. We now know we can book online in the morning on the day we wish to attend. 
    Had a great few hours at the Museum. Unfortunately the submarine tour was sold out. We now know we can book online in the morning on the day we wish to attend.  more »
  • The museum is located right next to the harbour at Freo, where it has a rich maritime and port history. We took the Submarine Tour together with my husband and 7-year old boy. The tour guide, was was....  more
    The museum is located right next to the harbour at Freo, where it has a rich maritime and port history. We took the Submarine Tour together with my husband and 7-year old boy. The tour guide, was was....  more »
  • A Museum that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get in. Worth the visit as it explains so much history. Opposite is a steam engine museum that you don't even pay to go in so you get a bonus if you... 
    A Museum that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get in. Worth the visit as it explains so much history. Opposite is a steam engine museum that you don't even pay to go in so you get a bonus if you...  more »
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  • Amazing museum with lots of displays to see and read from. There's boats, a real body of a Megamouth shark, submarine and plenty more others. Very interesting and informative. This is one place where you should certainly take your own time & pace to fully read and enjoy its history here. There's also guided tours here especially for the submarine for those who are eager and curious to explore inside a submarine. Besides that, they have a mini cinema here in a dome shape room that plays documentary films. Over all fascinating.
  • The Maritime Museum is about a ten minute walk from Fremantle station, come out and turn right. Then it's sign posted across the railway line then turn left. It's a modern structure partially extended into the river with the submarine Ovens laying to one side (odd name for a warship). The building is just sized to accommodate the American Cup winner yacht Australia 2. The museum donates a lot of space to whaling and various survey vessels and equipment. I found the explanatury text on the light side, and the extra charge for the dome cinema inside a cheeky add on. The volunteer staff are great guys and I had a very informative chat. The in-house cafe is neat and tidy overlooking the main harbour.
  • Truly superb museum. Accessible by public transport or $9 all day car parking. The curators here think carefully about their exhibits and they’re world class! I’ve been to the Vikings, Antartica, Sharks and most recently, Lego Brickmasters. Affordable entry and excellent kids activities during school holidays. The permanent exhibits are both interesting and interactive. The building itself is beautiful and the views are stunning. Take time to be outside too, the names of the migrants who passed through are all recorded - you may find your relatives!
  • Nice to visit during school holidays. Paying for membership is worth it as it's the same fee as a single entry fee. Staff are friendly, lot's to see, if you have to time consider going into the submarine.
  • Highly recommended. Fantastic location, great service and information. The knowledge within these doors is unequalled. The children have a lot of fun and it's a great learning experience. Being in Fremantle means eateries are very close.

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