Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

(4.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We come down here every year to look at the walls as our family are on one. It is beautiful surroundings with the statue and the architecture of the museum. People are always fishing and looking at th...  more »
  • Interesting museum especially with their Indian Ocean Travellers exhibit which was on view during our visit. Some labelling of items could have been a little clearer. 
  • Good historic adventure without being overwhelming America's Cup, Fremantle fishing, whaling, military and lifestyle, its got it all. Presently an exhibition on the pacific ocean traders also which wa...  more »
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  • Very educational. Function space is amazing. So much to look at. Be sure to check out "Australia II" and the Americas cup replica... Oh and megamouth shark! So cool!
  • If you are in Freo you need to visit the Maritime Museum. Very interesting and informative. The megamouth shark is pretty cool as well
  • 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.
  • 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.