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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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Don't miss the history of Broome

This museum has a very detailed and moving account of the settling of the area. The effect of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ron B
Richmond, New Zealand
Must see

Take the Historical Walking Tour first as it ends up at the Museum then allow at least half a day... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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 days ago

This museum has a very detailed and moving account of the settling of the area. The effect of the Japanese bombing of aircraft in the bay and personal accounts are very interesting

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take the Historical Walking Tour first as it ends up at the Museum then allow at least half a day here to see all the exhibits and Videos. Don't forget to visit the 2 buildings behind the main building as there is an amazing private...More

Thank nomad0202
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a great way to learn of Broome's early history and special features of its lifestyle. There are informative displays and interpretative stories, artefacts and archives of the local indigenous people, other residents such as the Japanese, Chinese, Islanders and European settlers, traditions...More

Thank Gay15
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting museum covering Broome's fascinating history. The museum goes through Broome's pearling industry, Japanese and Aboriginal contributions, architecture of some of Broome's well known buildings, Aboriginal history in the region, the first cinemas, famous locals, the first meat works, an attack during WW2, a...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is great. I especially loved the pearling section of it with its displays and especially the video. They gave a thorough explanation of pearls, pearling history in the Kimberleys and pearling. It has much more of course, including Japanese headstones, telecommunications, household items...More

Thank pkinbne2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many and varied movies interviewing local residents about their life in Broome along with items to see making a visit worthwhile. The museum is on the Town bus route.

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little gem of a museum, shows the full range of history of Broome, lots of items on display and videos. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Miguel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting history of Broome - from pearling to the telephone exchange. Worth spending some time watching the videos.

Thank Ms_Aquarius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a brilliant collection of artifacts representing Broome's rich history! We came in with my parents who are senior citizens; and they also LOVED it! Enough sections to sit and watch video footage as well as a central boab tree to have a rest...More

Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a small place there was a LOT of history here. We really enjoyed it, it's well put together and manned by volunteers who were lovely. It won't take up too much of your time or alternatively you could spend a couple of hours here...More

Thank Robyn N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where is the best resiurce about WW11 in Broome please ?
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