WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries, Australia

Nothing stops a history buff from visiting a Shipwreck Museum. Situated in Fremantle, the Western Australia Museum – Shipwreck Galleries is a must-visit (between the beers and all). The museum houses relics from all kinds of wrecks that occurred along the Western Australia coastline (that explains Hamelin Bay too) and countless artefacts from the various Dutch ships.

Glass fragments, mints and even grenades from various shipwrecks have been documented here. I spent a good bulk of time at the galleries reading up on the archaeology, myths and tales of the past.

If that cannot satisfy your thirst for historical knowledge, just a few stops away, one can find the Western Australian Maritime Museum perched close to the ocean, holding the past and present of Fremantle’s tale within. IMG_2125.JPG

I didn’t have enough time to walk through the entire museum, but one attraction you might consider would be the HMAS Ovens tour, where you can take a walking tour inside the submarine parked just behind the building and learn all about its intricacies.

It’s a small town – Fremantle – but I’m sure I’ll be back to finish up my tour of the museum…

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6 thoughts on “WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries, Australia

    • Yes, do visit! It’s full of information and there was a tale about a mysterious shipwreck that caught my attention throughout the walk. They’ve got a great display of an actual ship’s timber, cannons and all. Good stuff there!

    • Yes it is. Rich in history and they’ve got a section for kids to read about they myths of the deep sea. If you’re done for the day around the museum, it’s also a very short walk to a port-side for some decent seafood or a beer!

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