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. Find out how to plan Fremantle trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • To be honest, the main museum isn’t that great, at least for adults. They do have good changing exhibitions, like the one about Western Australia’s discovery. What does make this place worth your time...  more »
  • Jumped off the Fwrry and walked down to the museum. Pompeii was the visiting exhibition which was full of artifacts. The staff were very friendly. Alot of different boats to see and history of perth a...  more »
  • Very good museum on a pretty hot day so air con was welcome. Exhibits were well laid out and labelled. The Pompeii special exhibition was very impressive with combination of artefacts, short videos an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Highly recommended if you are visiting Fremantle. Lots of interesting artifacts and exhibits. At the from entrance area are memorial walls with names of those who first migrated to Australia via the Port in Fremantle.
  • 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.
  • A great museum, the highlight being the submarine tour. Temporary exhibitions are always good, giving a good reason to return regularly.

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A good alternative to staying in busy Perth, the port city of Fremantle offers atmospheric lodgings in many of its well-preserved buildings from the 19th century. Available for both long and short stays in the city, these rental properties offer lots of privacy and all the modern conveniences you need, all just a walk away from the city's main attractions. If you're traveling on a budget, consider Fremantle's mid-range hotels and backpacker hostels, many of which you'll find near the main train station.
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