WA Shipwrecks Museum

This gallery features artefacts, charts, documents and books from Australia's early Dutch explorers. It explores the journeys of Hartog through to de Vlamingh showcasing 100 years of Dutch explorations of Australia.

The Hartog to de Vlamingh Gallery also features the de Vlamingh plate, the replica Duyfken, and a replica of the original Pelsaert’s journal – which documented the horror of the Batavia mutiny.

The gallery's floor is built from wooden blocks made of jarrah, a local Western Australian timber crucial to the development of the State. These formed part of the Museum’s original convict-constructed building.


A model ship behind a glass cabient

Replica Duyfken

Image copyright of the Western Australian Museum

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Shipwrecks Map

Address

Cliff Street,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone
1300 134 081

Western Australian Museum - Shipwrecks Map

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 stop 23. 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.