WA Shipwrecks Museum

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The WA Shipwrecks Museum 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 Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh Dish, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.


As part of a nationally consistent approach, all cultural and art institutions in Western Australia are closed in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19. This includes the WA Maritime Museum, WA Shipwrecks Museum, Museum of the Goldfields, Museum of the Great Southern, Museum of Geraldton and Gwoonwardu Mia.

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Opening times



Free Entry. Suggested donation $5


Cliff Street,
Western Australia,

Phone number

1300 134 081

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

By Bus
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at Blue stop 17. 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.


Museum Site Map

Shipwreck Galleries site map

WA Shipwrecks Museum site map
Image copyright WA Museum


  1. Entrance Gallery
  2. Museum Shop
  3. Hartog to de Vlamingh Gallery
  4. Xantho Gallery
  5. Corridor Displays
  6. Batavia Gallery
  7. Batavia Observation Deck
  8. Dutch Wrecks Gallery