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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  • This is a very well curated museum. The exhibits are impressive and well presented. We also had a very tasty light lunch in the small but comfortable cafe.  more »
  • It was an amazing experience , the museum is very informative and we enjoyed wandering around it. We were surprised at how much time we actually spent there! Hubby was disappointed the submarine tour....  more »
  • We visited primarily to view the Viking exhibition, an interesting display of mostly small artefacts dating to 700 - 1000CE. The replica of the Cammin Casket and associated information was of...  more »
  • Came to see a special exhibition on sharks. It was great. Also opened my eyes to other things the museum has displayed. I need to go back and read all the names of the first migrants they have on plaques at the entrance. Well worth this visit
  • Spent my last day in Australia going around here. Was not disappointed. Really interesting to do the submarine and gain exclusive views on parts of the submarine most don’t get to see. Go here on a day that it is raining. 100% worth the price. Super interesting for a casual day out . Don’t forget to read the names outside the museum.
  • Entry fee is not too expensive. Many interactive displays available explaining the history of Fremantle and the important role it played during the war. Even stories about all the different migrants. Had a fun hour or so exploring around the museum. The architecture of the building itself is very impressive. Live size boats and vessels can be found inside. Worth a visit if you are in Freo.
  • A must see when in Fremantle, the Oberon Submarine tour was excellent. Highly recommended for the young and old, though some access areas may be difficult if you have physical impairment due to the requirement to climb ladders. The tour guide was excellent being a previous naval serviceman and the facts and information was entertaining and insightful. Best of all, it's only $15 for a tour!
  • Nice museum, friendly staff. Interesting exhibition on sharks currently on. Worth a visit if you frequently visit their habit. The rest of the museum is worth a look too.

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