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WA Maritime Museum

Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci conceived possibilities far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about nature, anatomy, mechanics and flight, recorded in his manuscripts, reveal a man of extraordinary vision.

Born in 1452, da Vinci was the illegitimate son of a Florentine notary and a peasant girl. He showed extraordinary aptitude in mathematics, music and art and was sent to study in Florence under the great Andrea del Verrocchio at an early age.

Da Vinci lived during the Italian High Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies in anatomy, optics, biology, mathematics and physics, anticipated many of the developments in modern science.

Da Vinci Machines brings the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci to life, featuring over 75 exhibits reconstructed from illustrations and writings by the mastermind.

Encounter and test his amazing machines, see his magnificent artworks, and reflect on the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci.

Entry to the exhibition is free with Maritime Museum entry.

School group entry fee $50:00. Up to maximum of 35 students. Includes free entry for up to 4 adults.

Bookings essential for school groups. Call 1300 134 081 or email

  Museum Entry Submarine Ovens` Joint Entry
Adults $10.00 $10.00 $16.00
Children* $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
Concession^ $5.00 $5.00 $8.00
Family† $22.00 $22.00 $35.00

* 5–15 years
^ Concession applies to students and seniors
† Up to two adults and three children
` Bookings are advised and can be made by calling 1300 134 081 or at reception.

Model of Leonardo da Vinci's Carro Armato (Tank)

Model of Leonardo da Vinci's Carro Armato (Tank)

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Getting Here

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle


Victoria Quay,
Western Australia,

1300 134 081

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 24. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.

Comprehensive accessibility information about the WA Maritime Museum can be found on the Access WA website.