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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  • Really enjoyed the museum. There was plenty to look at. The only disappointment was that HMAS Oven was shut for renovations. When we visited about 15 years ago it was the highlight. I would have rated...  more »
  • One hour before the museum is closed we managed to arrive here and finally managed to see lots of exhibits relating to the maritime life in Australia.  more »
  • I last visited the Western Australian Maritime Museum 10 years earlier and the only thing that has changed in the last ten years is the submarine was closed for renovations so we couldn't do the tour....  more »
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  • Loved the place! The views here are beautiful and there are many old relics that show how marine history was build up from the bottom. Take some iconic pictures and enjoy the wind here.
  • A very modern museum with a lot of interesting items. Not totally absorbing but worth a visit. Beware you have to pay to park and an entrance fee for the Museum.
  • Good. Spent 2hrs here. You can spend a lot of time here. Good value for the entry price. Could not enter the submarine as closed for works. Pity. 4 stars.
  • Enjoyed this. Same, old, same old, but clean and interesting. If you've not been it's cute. However, it doesn't change much. Staff are always friendly and helpful. The holiday activities for kids held in the sub room are great though!
  • A really wonderful museum full of history, distant and recent. A wide variety of permanent exhibitions are displayed and visiting exhibitions are held throughout the year. The museum is at the far end of Fremantle, making it the perfect start or end to your exploration of the port city.

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