Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries

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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.


Opening times

Day Opening hours
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
ANZAC DAY 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Year's Day Closed
Good Friday 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.

Admission

Free Entry. Suggested donation $5


Address

Cliff Street,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone number

(08) 9431 8469


Western Australian Museum - Shipwrecks Map

By Train
The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 23. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
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.


Museum Site Map

Shipwreck Galleries site map

Shipwreck Galleries site map
Image copyright WA Museum

Key

  1. Entrance Gallery
  2. Museum Shop
  3. Woodblock Floor Gallery
  4. Xantho Gallery
  5. Corridor Displays
  6. Batavia Gallery
  7. Batavia Observation Deck
  8. Dutch Wrecks Gallery