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Broome Historical Museum

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Address: 67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9192 2075
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10:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums...

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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Very interesting visit

I visited on a hot public holiday. The exhibits are very interesting, with plenty of detail. There's stuff in there from Pearling, the war, local interest. A great little place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited on a hot public holiday. The exhibits are very interesting, with plenty of detail. There's stuff in there from Pearling, the war, local interest. A great little place to enjoy a few hours in the AC

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Wellington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So interesting. Am embarressed it took being visited by my brother until I visited. Will so be back 😅

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Thank Natasha C
Perth
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great representation of Broome's history. Very welcoming staff who were happy introduce us to the museum! Thanks!

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly small local museum. Open everyday. Closes at 1pm. Allow at least an hour. Learned many interesting things about the history of Broome.

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Thank nicholassc
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in local history of the town you are visiting this is a must. It is your typical small town museum where the local volunteers have tried really hard to cover all the bases and done a pretty good job.

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Thank DebsF3195
Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit at very cheap price. Best historical centre I've visited in Australia. Ran by volunteers who are friendly and helpful and is an excellent source for history of Broome warts and all! Bus stops right out front..

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Thank MooknFran
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of Broome history, well put together with very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I really enjoyed the old photos of Broome in it's pearling days .would visit again .

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Thank darling48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a spare couple of hours and are into local history. The Broome museum is the go. One of the better local small museums. Perfect for late afternoon when it's too hot to be in the sun, too early for a beer.

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Castle Hill, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum to visit with lots of history about Broome. Lots of different pieces of history that explain how Broome is how it is today.

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Warburton, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Museum - this was our second visit and we really took our time to watch the films and read every thing that was available. Loved every minute of it. One clarification needed though:- Would love to know if the pictures of the 4 Japanese ladies are in fact the wives of businessmen as stated, or something far... More 

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