The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle

4.7
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 museum was recommended to us by an Uber driver, and we decided to go since we had some time left. It was way more interesting than we expected. Good ratio of information (text) and items on displ...  more »
  • There are numerous old anchors, coins, ancient items, including the pre-sextant days on ships of the historical era. Interesting to know and hear the narration of what happened and the artifacts found...  more »

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