Western Australian Museum – Geraldton, Geraldton
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Discover the rich heritage of native Western Australians at Western Australian Museum – Geraldton, which overlooks the Indian Ocean. Enjoy guided tours of the indigenous Yamaji people’s history and culture, and explore Western Australia’s natural landscapes and varied marine environments. The museum features educational exhibits about European explorations and settlements, which helped develop the region’s agriculture, fishing, mining, and science industries. Be sure to stop by the museum’s popular shipwreck gallery, at the center of which is a reconstructed portico from the wreck of the infamous Batavia, a Dutch vessel sunk by the nearby Abrolhos Islands in the 17th century. A fun history lesson for visitors of all ages, the shipwreck gallery also features reconstructions of three other major wrecks located in the region. Before you head to Geraldton, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Geraldton itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Geraldton has to offer, including Western Australian Museum – Geraldton.
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  • This is a small museum but well worth a visit. On permanent exhibit there was a history of the settlement of the area and a room devoted to shipwrecks, covering primarily the history of the Batavia. A...  more »
  • Check out the Museum (donation entry) for a fantastic display on Geraldton, Dutch shipwrecks and the HMAS Sydney. Beautifully done and wonderful gift shop. 
  • If you're in Geraldton I would recommend a visit to this museum. You will learn all about the ship wrecks and the history of the area. The tour guides in the museum obviously love their job and are ab...  more »
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  • This is very interesting place to spend a couple of hours. The mid west coast has an amazing history.
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