Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries
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Shipwreck Galleries is now open to the public after scheduled maintenance work inside the Museum has been completed.
Some scaffolding will stay outside the buildings while work continues to protect and preserve some of our beautiful limestone walls, but the Museum is open and we encourage all our visitors to come back and rediscover the delights of our historic shipwreck coast!
The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries 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 plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.
|ANZAC DAY||1.00pm – 5.00pm|
|New Year's Day||Closed|
Please note: Work is currently being planned to replace the lift in the Shipwrecks Galleries. We apologise for any interruption to the service in the meantime.
Every Wednesday and Sunday a behind-the-scenes tour will commence from 10.30am.
Free Entry. Suggested donation $5
(08) 9431 8469
The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.
The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 23. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.
Paid parking is available just outside the Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries. Additional paid parking is available at the Western Australian Museum — Maritime, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries.