The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.
The Museum is housed in the convict-built, 1850s-era Commissariat building, which 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 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.
Free entry - suggested $5 donation
Free Entry. Suggested donation $5
Open ANZAC Day 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday