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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  • I went a few days ago and was there for almost 2 hours. If there wasn’t a Pompeii exhibition on I would have probably been there about half an hour. It is an okay museum, I missed the submarine tour u...  more »
  • We went to he Pompeii exhibition which unfortunately wasn’t as good as what we expected. The museum would be great for anyone interested in fishing, yachting etc. Well set out, unfortunately the day w...  more »
  • I was moved to tears by the Welcome Walls, over 450 pages of tribute to immigrants arriving in Fremantle by boat, and that doesn’t count the convicts. The museum itself is stuffed full of well-chosen ...  more »
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  • I went there with my friends, it was very nice and informative tour. I remember the ticket was $10 and $5 for students. many kinds of boats and ships equipment (old and modern ones), fish, shark samples (Exmouth) , and whale jaw. Next door there is a big real submarine, you can view it from the museum windows or to walk out for a live experience . However, there is no enough space for these stuff, so, I think it is crawdad. Nevertheless, it is close to Perth harbour, bus station, train station and a ferry jetty goes to Perth city.
  • Fantastic place. Relics from Australia's first inhabitants, visits from S. E. Asia and European settlement. Featured are all shapes and sizes of vessels from aboriginal rafts to a WW2 submarine. The collection includes triple round sailboat and Australia II. Included are samples from the rich shipwreck history of the Western Australian coast, aboriginal fish traps and pearling luggers. The current special exhibition depicts the naval evacuation of Pompeii by the Roman navy. Shown are many artifacts from Pompeii along with 3d reconstructions of Roman villas.
  • Actually quite like this place. Its kid friendly and every time I go I always see something new in the permanent exhibits. The museum also has temporary themed exhibits. We saw Pompeii today and again they had something for the kiddies. The museum is also located at a site of historical significance to Australia entry point for migrants from Europe and the rest of the world. The cafe behind the ticketing office is a great idea to take a respite chat about the exhibits whilst overlooking Freo port.
  • Great looking building housing permanent and temporary exhibitions. Recently saw the Pompeii exhibit which is very interesting and informative with varied exhibits and audio-visual elements. Not too expensive, and worth the entrance fee. Also have a fact trail for kids with a booklet to fill in.
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Fremantle

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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