Discover tales of exploration, survival, mutiny and rebellion at the Western Australian Museum - Shipwreck Galleries, the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.
Housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building, the Shipwreck Galleries is home to hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline.
Highlights include the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.
Free Entry. Suggested donation $5
Open daily: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Open ANZAC Day 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday
Cliff Street, Fremantle, 6160
The museum is located in Fremantle, near the popular Fish Boat Harbour precinct.
- By Car: Paid parking is available just outside the museum entrance.
- By train: The museum is 10 minutes walk from Fremantle Station.
- By Bus: The museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 23.