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Brilliant coverage of the history of Broome, from its beginnings, through WWII, to the tourist boom of 1970s-2000s.

In-depth coverage of the history of Broome, from its beginnings as a pearling centre using... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hilma E
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Great little treasure trove

Although it doesn't look like much from the road, we were surprised at how extensive the collection... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fiona C
Baldivis, Australia
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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
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67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2075
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Hilma E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank wayne l
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 1955Mick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy to throw the small entry fee in to see this fascinating place, make sure you watch the movie about the pearl industry’s history.

Thank gusontheroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank artlover51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the museum isn't huge it is a very informative place to spend an hour or more learning about Broome. Would highly recommend it when you first get to Broome.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good museum with many collections. I was particularly interested in the aboriginal history around Broome.

Thank JanHindmarsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great material tracing the history of Broome. Amazing amount of material for a small museum. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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16 August 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.
9 May 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