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WA Shipwrecks Museum

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The WA Shipwrecks Museum is a maritime archaeology museum housed in 1850s-era restored Commissariat building.  The galleries house relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia, wrecked in 1629, and historic artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.

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

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

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       WA Shipwrecks Museum
  • Location:                  45 Cliff Street, Fremantle, WA
  • City:                           Perth


“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire



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