Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

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Western Australian 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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a gem of a museum on the coast at Freemantle. A highlight is a guided tour round an O Class submarine, but the other exhibits are all worth seeing. There is a good cafe too  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Visited the Maritime Museum and was surprised at the number and depth of exhibits. Fishing, trading, immigration, its all there. And the yacht Australia 2 with the winged keel is there too. Was impres...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A great place to visit, but, if you are on foot, it can be hard to find as the signposting is insignificant. Great exhibits, including the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II, and lots of boats ...  more »
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  • August 26, 2017
    Informative,knowledge gaining & a great place to spend time with kids. Conveniently located near Fremantle train station.Grab a Red CAT (free shuttle bus) that brings you in.Helpful and friendly staff. Don't miss out taking a stroll around the museum outside,especially at the other end from entrance. Good photo taking spot overlooking Fremantle port and ocean. 1. Free locker (slot in $2 to use and retrievable at the end). 2. Mini kids activity area & resting benches available all around inside for short breaks. 3. Cafe to grab coffee,snacks,breakfast or lunch. 4. Family friendly amenities - feeding & nappy change room,water dispenser and accessible with ramp. 5. Parking bays (payable) available at front.
  • August 27, 2017
    Haven't been for years. Took my 9yo and I think I loved it more than he did. Just to see Australia II, was fantastic. Well worth the trip and the money
  • August 19, 2017
    Kids can spend hours and hours here as there is "Voyage To The Deep"(base on the book of Jules Verne) interactive exhibition on. It is due tomorrow though. Please remember to extend your car 🅿arking ticket as a lot of people got dipped.
  • August 12, 2017
    Great museum with excellent displays well laid out easy to see all displays, from canoes to our Americas Cup winner Australia ll they have a cafe and gift shop, Tuesdays are free but you can make a donation, there is an outside eating area closed the day I was there raining
  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful Building great collection of maritime items and boats. The submarine tour was really good , thanks to the guide who actually served on the submarine, great intimate knowledge and fun.

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