WA Maritime Museum

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Perched on the Indian Ocean's shore, the WA Maritime Museum is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port.

The Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA's relationship with the sea. From leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl luggers, the Museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s affinity with the ocean.

The Museum is home to the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II, an Oberon class submarine — HMAS Ovens*, Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history.

Opening times

Day Opening hours
ANZAC DAY 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Year's Day Closed
Good Friday Closed



Prices effective 9 April 2016

  Museum Entry Submarine Ovens` Joint Entry
Adults $15.00 $15.00 $25.00
Children* FREE $7.50 $7.50
Concession^ $7.50 $7.50 $13.00
Family† $30.00 $35.00 $55.00

* 5–15 years
^ Concession applies to students, seniors and health care card holders
† Two adults and two children, or one adult and three children
` Bookings are advised and can be made by calling 1300 134 081 or at reception.

On the second Tuesday of every month there is entry to the WA Maritime Museum by donation.

Museum cafe opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 – 4.00pm
Saturday: 11.00 – 4.00pm
Sunday: 9.30 – 4.30pm


The WA Maritime Museum now has free Wi-Fi throughout the Museum.


Please be aware that the WA Maritime Museum does not have cloaking facilities or bag storage areas.  As a consequence, luggage and bags should not be taken into the Museum.


Victoria Quay,
Western Australia,

Phone number

1300 134 081

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

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.

Museum Site Map

Site Map for the WA Maritime Museum

Image copyright WA Museum 

Image copyright WA Museum 

Image copyright WA Museum 

Site Map for the WA Maritime Museum
Image copyright WA Museum


  1. Museum Shop
  2. Museum Cafe
  3. Temporary Exhibition Gallery
  4. Indian Ocean
  5. Tin Canoe to Australia II
  6. Swan River
  7. Hooked on Fishing
  8. HMAS Ovens
  9. Robert Steele Steam Machinery Exhibition
  10. NWS Shipping Theatre
  11. Cargoes
  12. Fremantle
  13. Naval Defence
  14. Venue Hire
  15. WA Down Under Gallery