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WA Shipwrecks Museum

Dive into the fascinating history of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks. The WA Shipwrecks Museum is internationally recognised for its contributions to maritime archaeology and shipwreck conservation.

Journey through its galleries to learn about Western Australia’s treacherous coast, first European encounters, the riches of maritime trade and one of the deadliest mutinies in known history.

Located on Whadjuk Nyoongar land in Fremantle's Waterfront neighbourhood, the Museum is housed inside historic Commissariat buildings. Originally built to store the food, clothing and building supplies of the Swan River colony, these buildings are among the first Western Australian sites built using convict labour.

Since 1979, the WA Shipwrecks Museum has been open to the public and is the delegated authority for management of Commonwealth historic shipwrecks and relics in Western Australia.

Gold coin donation entry. 

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