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Broome Historical Museum

67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2075
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A must

Need to allow at least an hour as there is a heap of very informed reading to be done with some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
idjohnno59
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Perth, Australia
Great summary of Broome Pearling History

Some places over-cook the commentary, but this place is clear and concise. We learned a lot in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Goldrichie
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums and visual displays at the Museum 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 first truly multicultural district in Australia; Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome's very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness. Visitors will learn about Pearling and Luggers, Exploitation and Exploration, Adventures, Hardships and Mateship, Asian and Europeans; Riots, Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds; and Japanese attack on Broome in World War II.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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+61 8 9192 2075
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Need to allow at least an hour as there is a heap of very informed reading to be done with some engaging videos that will hold your interest til the end.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some places over-cook the commentary, but this place is clear and concise. We learned a lot in a short time. It is an easy walk from town (and back) and well worth a visit. It might have been nice to have a bit more on...More

Thank Goldrichie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you travel to Broome, please please please make this little gem your first stop if you want to learn about Broomes amazing history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend hours here! The exhibits are so interesting! The volunteers here have painstakingly gathered Broome history and lovingly displayed it for visitors to appreciate. Loved the history of pearling. WWll memorabilia included poignant notes dropped by pilots to soldiers waiting for rescue. The...More

Thank RLow1961
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to learn something about Broome. It was attacked in WWII by the Japanese. They have video interviews of residents who experienced the events as well as artifacts. They also have town history and of course a display of Pearling. Don't forget to check...More

Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amazing history of this true frontier town is captured in the wonderful collection of memorabilia and records in this museum.From the earliest days of settlement ,the local aboriginal history, the romance,cruelty and danger of the pearling luggers, through to the attack on the flying...More

Thank metairi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while on our honeymoon. We love history and this was great for us. Lots of really good atifacts and information. While out the back was a shed and very cool room with water and video on the pearl divers. Great...More

Thank Brooke C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Broome twice for holidays and both times have spent a morning at the museum. You can lose yourself for a few hours reading about the early way of life, pearler working days, aviation and Broome in war. Well recommended

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum, very interesting, lots of history of Broome's early days, nice and cool on a very hot day. We could have spent more time there.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. Great video's telling the history of Broom. The best in my view were the communication's section when the switch operators tell their stories of their time as switch operators up to when it closed in 1982. You could spend all morning here and...More

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angela0283
August 16, 2017|
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Response from nomad0202 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to walk there from my Caravan Park so unsure. Seemed to have a good Bus service around that area.
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51mareep
May 9, 2016|
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Response from jessie072015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Probably the Historical Museum. The Broome 1/2day tour also covers WWII very informative. Regards Jan
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