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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  • Great free rainy day school holiday fun. Loads to occupy the kids and adults alike. Great displays lots of things to learn  more »
  • I was looking forward to see the Shipwreck Galleries. Once we arrived we saw lots of anchors outside. Inside there was lots of information about every boat that shipwrecked. It was amazing! The bigges...  more »
  • Loved every minute of this experience! The preservation of the hull and collection of artifacts was excellent. A must do for history lovers alike. I suggest reading up on the Batavia mutiny before goi...  more »

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