WA Maritime Museum

This gallery explores Western Australia’s fishing industry, especially the contributions of our fishing communities. The gallery features stories from the past and the present that have helped shape the industry. See Aboriginal fish traps, stories of Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour, the beautiful Broome pearling luggar Trixen, and learn about the history of Western Australia’s varied fishing industries.

The exhibition brings together a compelling mix of technological innovation, changing experiences and the challenges of managing the ever-increasing pressures on fish stocks.

Fishing Gallery with crowds of people

Hooked On Fishing

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Getting Here

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Victoria Quay,
Western Australia,

1300 134 081

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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.