The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle

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Take a tour through Western Australian maritime history as you explore vessels salvaged from the sea at the The Shipwreck Galleries. This museum is recognized as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See relics, such as cannons, hulls, and engines, from shipwrecks, dating back to the 17th century. Keep an eye out for the original Dutch vessel Batavia, which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Convicts built the museum in the 1850s, and today it sits in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. Make The Shipwreck Galleries a part of your Fremantle vacation plans using our Fremantle attractions planner .
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  • This is worth a look for the History Buffs. It is more about the locals of the time. I learn so much from attending places like this. It is very museum like and would suggest you spend an hour to find...  more »
  • This is a neat museum detailing the history of many shipwrecks off the coast of WA, but it’s not so good that I’d recommend it unconditionally.  more »
  • I’ve been to the Shipwreck Museum literally 30 times over the last 5 years and still love it as I’m besotted with maritime history. Unfortunately, as there hasn’t been a Shipwreck recently, everything...  more »

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