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Rottnest Island Museum

Henderson Avenue, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
+61 8 9372 9752
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Interesting Place

Wondering around on Rottnest we came across this place. They ask for a donation as entry to view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ale614
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Mackay, Australia
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Very interesting

This museum is well laid out. The staff, I assume, volunteers, were friendly. The history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YLisette
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Mudgee, Australia
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Henderson Avenue, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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+61 8 9372 9752

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wondering around on Rottnest we came across this place. They ask for a donation as entry to view the museum. This place is full of all kinds of interesting items and facts about the history of the island. If you happen to be over on...More

Thank ale614
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well laid out. The staff, I assume, volunteers, were friendly. The history of Rottnest Island is very interesting and The displays are good too.

Thank YLisette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this quaint museum whilst on Rottnest. We found it interesting and facsinating in relation to the history. It is not large so will not take up a lot of your time. A gold coin entrance fee is recommended and therefore the cheapest cost...More

Thank brudii
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi brudii, thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Rottnest Island Museum and hope you'll be back soon. Kindest regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rottnest Museum has a display fostering reconciliation wit Australia's indigenous peoples. Rottnest was a jail for native people, many of whom dies here. The other section of the museum has displays on Rottnest's ecology and so on. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Thank Jeffry B
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeffry B, thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to the Rottnest Island Museum. Hope you get the chance to visit again soon. Kind regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum is in a nice white building. Its displays are of a high standard and mostly relate to the natural history of the island. There's no clutter unlike a lot of country town museums. The sad stories of the Aboriginal Prison and the...More

Thank Bob D
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bob D, thank you for your lovely review about your visit to the Rottnest Island Museum and we hope to see you on the Island again soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was absolutely amazed that not anything seemed to have changed in the 15 years since I had been. The museum has massive gaps in the history of the the island. Pretty much nothing there from the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. No pictures of the...More

Thank Tim H
Rottnest_Island, Museum Services Officer at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tim H, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Since 2002 there have been several upgrades and changes to display content throughout the Museum. In Gallery one, there have been a number of temporary exhibitions including the current display ‘Wadjemup to Walyalup’....More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

This place was great! Small, but what do you expect from a small island, the only downside was that I noticed nobody was there to get our entry fee so we had to put it in ourselves so somebody might take advantage of this I...More

Thank salmon c
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi salmon c, thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Rottnest Island Museum and hope you get the chance to visit the Island again soon! Warm regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 7 April 2017

A small little venue, but well worth a visit. It is most informative on the local history. Good to view first before travelling around.

Thank Peter F
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Peter, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Rottnest Island Museum. We hope to see you back on the Island again soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Museum is a place every visitor to Rottnest Island must visit at least once, preferably at the beginning of their visit to the island. I was impressed by the display in the entry hall on the history of Rottnest Island which was used as...More

Thank cachoo
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the Rottnest Island Museum and burial ground. We hope you get to visit again soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were met by a friendly lady who told us about the islands history. This was right at the start of our day trip. She not only gave us a good idea of how the island became an island, but explained the facts right up...More

Thank Judith K
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor. I will be sure to pass your review on to our fantastic voluntary guides. They will be thrilled to receive your feedback. We're glad you had a great time on...More

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Which hours on a weekday and weekend is the Rottnest Island Museum open?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Rottnest_Island | Property representative |
Hi Andrew the Museum is open 10am till 3pm seven days a week.
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