Maritime

Visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum and take a journey through our nautical history.

The Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay in Fremantle, in the heart of the historic working port. There are six themed galleries inside the Museum, showcasing iconic vessels such as Australia II and Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour. Schools might like to consider combining their Museum excursion with a visit to the Western Australian Museum Shipwreck Galleries, for a whole day’s experience of Fremantle.

The Western Australian Maritime Museum viewed from the Indian Ocean

F - 2: Early Childhood

3 - 6: Middle Childhood

7 -10: Early Adolescence

11 -12: Late Adolescence

Resources: Planning your excursion

Learn how boats float, imagine sailing around the world alone, and come aboard the 100 year-old ferry Valdura inside the Museum! Marvel at the winged keel of Australia II and see the awesome Submarine HMAS Ovens. View the passing parade of ships in busy Fremantle Harbour and learn about global warming and sustainable fishing techniques.


Excursion Options

Self-guided Experiences:

Visit the museum and explore the galleries in small groups at your own pace. Self-guided visits must be booked in advance.


Program Costs

Self-guided Gallery Exploration:

$50.00 service fee per school to be paid by credit card prior to visit.


Excursion Bookings

Western Australian Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle
1300 134 081
education@museum.wa.gov.au