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Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle
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Western Australian Maritime Museum houses a notable collection of vessels, 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's maritime gallery is divided up by themes, such as the Indian Ocean, Swan River, maritime trade, regional fishing, and naval defense. The shipwreck gallery contains a reconstructed hull from the Batavia, wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. You can also try the museum's "Without Walls" program, hosting "wreck trail" tours at several locations along the coast. For Western Australian Maritime Museum and beyond, use our Fremantle family vacation planner to get the most from your Fremantle vacation.
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Make this museum a stop if you come to Perth. They have lots of artifacts, and full size boats to entertain your kids or even adults. The real gem is the full size Oberon class submarine tour in back ... read more »
The maritime museum is full of interesting displays and we spent much of the afternoon wandering through and reading the information. It was not school holidays, so we were surprised that the Submarin... read more »
Another must do in Fremantle, there are a lot of model exhibits on the ground floor which are really interesting. The highlight is the Submarine Ovens tour, we get to see how they lived inside for mon... read more »
The Maritime museum of Western Australia is a beautiful well put and organized Museum. It is also nice to go there and just have a coffee while watching the ships go by as they exit or enter the Port.
Sophie de Peretti
Nice museum and good for the kids. Can see the boat who won the America cup in 1983. The place is big and nice. Very quiet. And there are lots of things to learn about whales and sheep that are sent overseas.
Submarine tour was really well done. Our guide, Richard, did an excellent job. Fascinating insight into submarine life and operations. Free Rough Medicine exhibition (July 2016) also worth spending some time.
Hatim Ghadhban Abood
I went there with my friends, it was very nice and informative tour. I remember the tick was $10 or $5 for students. many kinds of boats and ships equipment (sold and modern ones), fish & shark sample , nearby there is a big real submarine. However, there is no enough space for these stuff, so, I think it is crawdad. Nevertheless, it is close to Perth port, bus station and a ferry port goes to Perth city.
It was great to see the HMAS Ovens, the tour was interesting and our guide very kind
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