COVID-19 Buiness Update
As part of a nationally consistent approach, all cultural and art institutions in Western Australia have closed in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19, including WA Shipwrecks Museum, however, they have launched an online program - Distant Discoveries.
Western Australian Museum is home to millions of collection items, some of which can be traced back almost to the beginning of the Earth. Working behind the scenes are passionate curators and researchers who use those collections to help us understand our world.
As part of our Distant Discoveries program, over the coming weeks you will see a range of videos, photography and stories—you can read, watch and listen from wherever you are. There will also be some fun opportunities to submit your own stories and content.
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 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