WA Shipwrecks Museum

The Batavia Gallery is the centrepiece of the Shipwrecks Museum. The gallery houses the reconstructed remains of the VOC ship Batavia, excavated by archaeologists in the 1970s.

After an extensive treatment and restoration process, the remains of the ship’s stern were rebuilt in this gallery.

The gallery also features a skeleton of one of the people murdered on the Abrolhos Islands, a replica of the impressive portico façade–carried as cargo to be used as a grand entrance to the city of Batavia–a reconstruction of the Captain’s cabin, and numerous other artefacts recovered from the wreck.

There is an elevated viewing deck to look down upon the stern of the Batavia, and appreciate the size and scope of the wreck and gallery.

Caption: The Batavia Gallery

Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here


Cliff Street,
Western Australia,

1300 134 081

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 Blue stop 17. 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.