WA Shipwrecks Museum

Branch | Updated 2 weeks ago

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 the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh Dish, 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

From 2 August 2015 every Wednesday and Sunday a behind-the-scenes tour will commence from 10.30am.

Admission

Free Entry. Suggested donation $5


Address

Cliff Street,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone number

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.

 


Museum Site Map

Shipwreck Galleries site map

WA Shipwrecks Museum 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