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This museum is small and can be seen in less then a hour but provides a history of Rottnest Island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bridgewater, New Jersey
History Well Illustrated & Detailed.

Takes time to take in all that is here to see & read. It's worth talking to the Volunteer on duty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clio H
Sydney, Australia
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Henderson Avenue, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
+61 8 9372 9752
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is small and can be seen in less then a hour but provides a history of Rottnest Island. It contains past artifacts and pictures and friendly staff. No fee

Thank maryannfm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes time to take in all that is here to see & read. It's worth talking to the Volunteer on duty for further information especially where some is controversial. Bob is an excellent volunteer willing to be outspoken. He is involved in writing history from...More

Thank Clio H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum can be visited between 10am and 3pm for a gold coin donation. Very interesting facts on the history of the island and worth a visit.

Thank 13gnome47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historical Museum can tell anyone visiters how the Aboriginal people were treated by the colonial masters the :Whites." They were the first to come to the Island and later taken over by the "Whites". Most of them were put into prison and tortured and...More

Thank maj0ra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour in this place for $1.00 and was so informative as was the volunteer making t(e front desk. Well worth a visit if visiting the island.

Thank Gemm_MV
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were surprised to learn of the incarceration of the Indigenous people of Australia on this beautiful island. The colonial past is indeed quite dark and we were grateful to be able to learn so much from this small museum. It is indeed well worth...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Go beyond the obvious charm of Rottnest Island to delve into the rich history... some good.... some dark. Well set out with photos & artifacts.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This little museum is staffed by volunteers who are full of interesting facts about the island and its history. It is a gold coin donation to get in and there even though some of the exhibits are quite old, they are interesting and worth a...More

Thank FionaJF
Reviewed 23 September 2018

It’s great spot to get the history (on a personal level) from, lots of displays and information. The ship wrecks are very interesting. Gold coin donation so great value.

Thank Murray G
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This museum is set in a historic building spread over a number of rooms. There is a lot of information displayed detailing the history and wildlife associated with Rottnest Island. Not a particularly must see attraction on the island but an interesting insight into what...More

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1 January 2017|
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Response from Rottnest_Island | Property representative |
Hi Andrew the Museum is open 10am till 3pm seven days a week.