We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
History from a long way back

When you start looking at artifacts from the 1600’s it’s very surreal the amount of information... read more

Reviewed today
Noel W
Darwin, Australia
via mobile
Great Museum

really well laid out museum with heaps of interesting artefacts you can get yourself a guide to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew H
Whyalla, Australia
Read all 70 reviews
All photos (39)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
45 Cliff St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 1300 134 081
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Fremantle
from US$90.61
More Info
from US$43.68
More Info
from US$65.34
More Info
from US$48.37
More Info
Reviews (70)
Filter reviews
65 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews western australia excellent presentation ocean floor silver coins dutch history gold coin donation entry fee kids will love school children two hours amazing history early history gift shop couple of hours on display early days well worth the visit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 65 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

When you start looking at artifacts from the 1600’s it’s very surreal the amount of information supplied about all the shipwreck history is very detailed. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Noel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

really well laid out museum with heaps of interesting artefacts you can get yourself a guide to give you even more information if you prefer gives an excellent insight into the early days of WA exploration

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great walk into the WA ship wrecks history and the incredible talent of the museum staff to restore such amazing artifacts from the sea beds.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Renny6769
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum was recommended to us by an Uber driver, and we decided to check it out since we had some time left. It was way more interesting than we expected. Good ratio of information (text) and items on display, good lay-out. We are Dutch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karlijn90
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This collection is all about ships that have gone down off the west coast of Australia and the things recovered from them. In many cases people survived the wrecks, so there is good historical documentation. Some have been mysteries, which have been solved by studying...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Reviewed 29 January 2019

Nice to have a wander around and learn about the the area. Gold coin entry. Interesting facts. very informative volunteers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We thought we'd just pop in for a quick browse and then be on our way. Two hours later we left feeling as we had had our eastern coast centric view of Australia's early history turned on its head. Well worth a visit. Be generous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AFinalEko
Reviewed 3 January 2019

There is no charge to visit this museum. They ask for a donation at the end. There are several different galleries covering the various wrecks. We found the Batavia to be the most interesting. In addition in the Dutch shipwreck section a display of recovered...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank cebcolpitts
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Gold coin donation to enter. There's been a lot of loving and careful work to put this together. Lots of interesting Dutch explorer history here which is particularly relevant to WA. Plenty of artifacts to look at and explanations to read. Probably not suitable for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank deanc981
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

What a great place to learn of many of the Australian shipwrecks plus many from other countries. Amazing displays and information relating to the recovery of thousands of items from these wrecks. Certainly add this attraction to you bucket list it’s well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Waynedvh
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
1,970 reviews
.20 miles away
Hougoumont Hotel Fremantle
557 reviews
.25 miles away
Quality Suites Fremantle
238 reviews
.25 miles away
Be. Fremantle
328 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 390 nearby restaurants
Moore & Moore Cafe
492 reviews
.14 miles away
Little Creatures
2,866 reviews
.17 miles away
Bread in Common
1,124 reviews
.17 miles away
788 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 168 nearby attractions
The Shipwreck Galleries
878 reviews
.01 miles away
Little Creatures
806 reviews
.16 miles away
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
679 reviews
.15 miles away
Esplanade Park
297 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from WA Shipwrecks Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines