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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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The museum is Located in the old Customs House and is a great introduction to Broome,s early days.

This is time well spent , and if you are interested in History you will need more than a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter B
Brisbane, Australia
Great history about the pearling industry

Also learnt more about the bombings that took place in Broome and the early settlers and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle B
Sydney, New South Wales, 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
67 Robinson St | Opposite Seaview IGA, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2075
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is time well spent , and if you are interested in History you will need more than a few minutes. Manned by local volunteers the museum provides an insight into Broome's pearling industry,including a sailmakers shed. There is an interesting fine shell collection, a...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Also learnt more about the bombings that took place in Broome and the early settlers and industries. Well done to the historical society for keeping the museum alive.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting and well documented history of Broome's pearling days and it's part in WW2. A credit to the volunteers, thank you.

Thank John-and-Rhonda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was great value for money. Could have spent all day there. Good insight to pearl industry and WW2 japanese attack.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good reasonably priced great information from pearling days to war days and general history of Broome. Areas packed with information and some very good videos you need at least a couple of hours.

Thank LynneSusanne
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wealth of information and something for almost everyone ... even me who doesn't generally like Old Stuff! Personally, highlight was the video "The Hello Girls", history through telephonists.

Thank Deb2281
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to this fabulous museum of Broom's history and so pleased we didn't miss it. Easily spent nearly 3 hours as there was so much to view. Very well displayed over 3 buildings. One of the films we watched was about the search for the...More

Thank Robyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fabulous museum. !! So informative about the start of Broome, the bombings of Broome during World War II, the pearling industry and all the different cultures of the people who settled in Broome. The audios are great , and such a fabulous...More

Thank janetwQ3668RF
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum was recommended to us by a lovely lady who asked if we wanted a tip on something to see while we were in Broome. She was on our flight from Perth and disembarked in front of us. We took her advise and we...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable hour or two here. Staffed by volunteers, the museum has an eclectic collection of things Broome. Some items are domestic and personal- my favourite was a collection of hundreds of shells, laid out beautifully under glass. The WW2 exhibition tells...More

Thank MaryAnneandKeith
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16 August 2017|
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Response from janetwQ3668RF | Reviewed this property |
If you stay in the centre of Broome you would be able to walk to Museum. The bus service does a loop around cable beach, the town and past Museum. Where you stay would be able to advise you of bus service.
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