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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 great collection

A wonderful place showcasing the history of Broome. Just remember to go out back as well to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belinda A
So much to learn about Broome

We came here with our two young children and spent about an hour roaming the museum and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place showcasing the history of Broome. Just remember to go out back as well to see the buildings. The pearling history is so interesting. If you can pick up a book on the history of Broome as well.

Thank Belinda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our two young children and spent about an hour roaming the museum and the grounds. The museum is set in 3 separate buildings. It is at the top of the street and has some water views from the garden. We loved...More

Thank Roamingfambam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go to if you are looking for information on the history of the Pearling Trade in Broome and the Japanese raid in 1942. Lots of interesting memorabilia. Give yourself plenty of time to just wander through this museum and soak up all...More

Thank sassy23956
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Make sure you allow some time to wander around this little Museum. They have a few different audio areas that are very interesting - talking to locals and hearing their tales. Artifacs from the 2nd world war and history of when Broome was bombed. Well...More

Thank AussieJanEtte
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lots of history of the original settlers to the region,with fantastic information of the pearling industry of years ago. A must see.

Thank Kollectem
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Particularly strong on the history of Mother of Pearl industry and the 1942 Japanese raid. definitely worth a visit

Thank DJP1954
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Be prepared to put aside a day to visit this Museum as it has a great display and videos of pearling on the luggers from the Pearling industry from the early days. Plus Many historical memorabilia from early English and Chinese settlers who came for...More

Thank annn660
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very interesting displays, audio/visual, some interactivity and thank God for the air-conditioning. Loved the old gents on yhe front desk and their three-legged dog.

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Excellent museum, very informative and interesting, enjoyed learning about Broome and the ladies were lovely.

Thank countrygirlNT
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing really to get in the young people. Everything is set out for you to make your own way with no guide or further explanation. Nothing interactive. Good for adults who want to know the history of Broome, but not recommended for kids.More

Thank Elizak87
Kylie J, Manager at Broome Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the museum - as a volunteer run organisation our volunteers work hard to ensure that we offer interesting exhibits to people all ages. We offer children's activities free of charge, which is explained on the entry guide...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