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The Broome Historical Museum provides photographs, subject albums and visual displays to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a World Centre for cultured pearling. Broome was the...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
All reviewspearling industryrun by volunteersgreat displaysinteresting exhibitsold customs houselocal historyworld warworth a visitwar yearsjapanese attackair raidcouple of hoursearly daysentrance feeamazing historypearl industryinteresting place
In-depth coverage of the history of Broome, from its beginnings as a pearling centre using Aboriginal and Japanese divers and the later cultured pearl industry, development of the cattle industry, through WWII Japanese air attacks, to the tourist boom of 1970s-2000s.
Displays show socio-cultural aspects,...More
Although it doesn't look like much from the road, we were surprised at how extensive the collection of artefacts, photos and information was, once we were inside.
My 9 year old enjoyed the activity he was given to do. He was keen to get another...More
Always great to get a museum that reflects the history of a town and region and fills in gaps of info you get from tours. This place was awesome. Great static display and some excellent videos on pearling, the war and town life. Great work...More
From the outside, the museum looks small and would not contain a great deal of information. How wrong I could, be. The volunteers have done a great job putting together a wealth of information for attendees. There is a small cost however this is more...More
With time to spare, we made an unplanned visit to the Broome Historical Museum and were so grateful that we did! The Broome Historical Society is a not for profit organisation committed to protecting the history and heritage of Broome. It is thoughfully curated and...More
Took our two young boys (4 & 6) and they loved it. They were give an activity sheet to fill out whist exploring the history of Broome. Lots of easy to read history on Broome and the pearl industry. Museum is well laid out with...More