Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

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Specialty Museum
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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  • Visited as a family of 5. The museum was good, plenty to see and do plus s good coffee shop. The visit around the submarine was extra, but well worth the money if you have never been around a submarin...  more »
  • This museum has wonderful exhibits and hands-on experiences for the kids. Super-friendly staff. We only wish we had left more time for our visit.  more »
  • The submarine is a little inaccessible, with its stairs and narrow passage hatches, but if you can struggle along, it is like stepping through a time machine and visiting a part of history. This was a...  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.