WA Maritime Museum

WA Museum has partnered with Fremantle documentary company, Prospero Productions, to bring you an immersive cinema experience… Under the Dome at WA Maritime Museum.

Enjoy documentary films throughout the year in this unique, boutique, 22-seat, 180° curved dome cinema with 5.1 surround sound.

Recline and relax in the plush seats and let WA Maritime Museum transport you to other worlds through films specially created for this dome experience, by a local team dedicated to showcasing the wonder of our state and sharing our stories.

Commencing 1 February 2020, we’ll be screening films daily that combine the natural world, history, science, technology and adventure, giving you a deeper insight into Western Australia.

Experience one of the greatest animal migrations on the planet.

Once hunted to the brink of extinction, humpback whales have made an extraordinary recovery. The WA coastline captures the attention of scientists across the globe as it is home to the largest population of migratory humpbacks anywhere in the world.

Why this marine highway is so successful, is a question scientists are trying to answer. Why do more than 35,000 humpbacks travel this stretch of water annually?

Our first documentary—Whale Super Highway—delves deep into this mystery, and the Indian Ocean, following humpback whales and blue pygmy whales on their 6,500-kilometre migration down the coast of Western Australia to the freezing waters of Antarctica, and back again.

See whales like you’ve never seen them before. Enter their domain, learn more about their habits and meet the Western Australians that dedicate their lives to studying, understanding and preserving these truly majestic animals.

Whale Super Highway will be screened daily until September, with a shorter 25-minute or a full 45-minute version on offer (see sessions below). The dome cinema is air-conditioned and has two seats that can be removed to accommodate a wheelchair.

Visit Under the Dome as part of your Fremantle day out.

Book your tickets online here prior to arriving at the Museum to secure your preferred session time.

All tickets include entry to explore the State Collections at WA Maritime Museum - there's so much to see and do.

Whale Super Highway is a Prospero Productions production. Principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with the Western Australian Regional Film Fund (WARFF), supported by Royalties for Regions, Screenwest and Lotterywest.

Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here


Victoria Quay Road,
Western Australia,


1300 134 081

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 Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Road.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.