WA Shipwrecks Museum
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The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.
The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh Dish*, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.
*The de Vlamingh Dish is currently being exhibited at the WA Maritime Museum.
|ANZAC DAY||1.00pm – 5.00pm|
|New Year's Day||Closed|
From 2 August 2015 every Wednesday and Sunday a behind-the-scenes tour will commence from 10.30am.
Please be aware that the WA Shipwrecks Museum does not have cloaking facilities or bag storage areas. As a consequence, luggage and bags should not be taken into the Museum.
Free Entry. Suggested donation $5
1300 134 081
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 23. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.
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