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WA Maritime Museum

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WA Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay Fremantle and contains collections focused on the the Indian Ocean, the Swan River, fishing, maritime trade and naval defence. The museum features the yacht, Australia II, which won the America’s Cup in 1983 and is located in the historical Maritime Heritage Precinct, which includes the entrance to Fremantle Inner Harbour.

Immediately adjacent to the WA Maritime Museum on the WWII slipway is HMAS Ovens, an Oberon class submarine, which also highlights the World War II Fremantle allied submarine base, which was the largest submarine base in the southern hemisphere, with 170 submarines of the British, Dutch and US navies conducting patrols from this area.

Among the many historical objects in the WA Maritime Museum, the following are some highlights:

To help you better appreciate the WA Maritime Museum, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       WA Maritime Museum
  • Location:                 Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA
  • City:                           Perth


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Photo Credit: By GordonMakryllos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons