WA Maritime Museum

This gallery celebrates Western Australian’s love affair with the water.

The exhibition displays watercraft, old and new, that showcase the adventures of people challenging nature and themselves as they “take on the world” on the water.

The gallery features the Parry Endeavour, the yacht that took solo yachtsman Jon Sanders* three times around the globe and Australia II, the racing yacht with the winged keel that won the America’s Cup from the United States in 1983.

* Further information about John Sanders' journey can be found on the Curtin university library website.

A well-lit view of the Australian II yacht

Tin Canoe to Australia II

Image copyright of the Western Australian Museum

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.