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Broome Historical Museum

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Address: 67 Robinson Street | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9192 2075
10:00 - 13:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums...

The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums and visual displays at the Museum to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a world centre for cultured pearling. Broome was the first truly multicultural district in Australia; Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome's very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness. Visitors will learn about Pearling and Luggers, Exploitation and Exploration, Adventures, Hardships and Mateship, Asian and Europeans; Riots, Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds; and Japanese attack on Broome in World War II.

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interesting to see and hear about the life , and when Broome first started. It isnt open all the time , check the hours of opening before you get there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

interesting to see and hear about the life , and when Broome first started. It isnt open all the time , check the hours of opening before you get there.

Thank joybel112
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I very much enjoyed the museum, learnt things about Broome and the pearl industry and the bombings that happened. An amazing Shell collection to view also

Thank 194racheals
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of broomes history is housed here not just the pearling side but snippets of the towns history through the ages. Well worth a visit and wont hurt the hip pocket

Thank tibern
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SMall but fun. An easy walk when you get into town. Enjoyed the boats outside and saw where the water once came. That was different

Thank Janice P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only $6- admission; extra donation is appreciated. Cold water available free of charge! A great array of historical information relating to Broome and it's founders. It is a must visit!

Thank Marie J
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Broome is a town with a rich and diverse history. This wonderful community museum gives you a glimpse into Broome - its history, diversity and community. We were engrossed for about two hours. So much to see. I've been to quite a few of these types of local museums and been disappointed but not in Broome. The looped video of... More 

Thank DewLH
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

You haven't seen Broome if you haven't seen the museum, it gives you the history of the city and pearl diving. I enjoyed the video on the telephone exchange girls.

Thank Machka1111
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

So sad that it was closed but we still took a walk around the building and there were some photo "collages" on the outer walls that we could peer through the bars to look at. Wish we could have gone inside but it was still worth a stop to look at.

Thank BrisCaz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent knowledgeable staff and a wonderful experience. A must see! Spent far longer than anticipated as quite a lot to view and watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting review of Broomes history. Air conditioned, so a great escape from the intense heat!!! Would go again.

Thank 1PDS

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