Part of the Western Australian Maritime Museum, the galleries are one of three sites showcasing Western Australia’s maritime history. The state’s treacherous coastline has doomed many ships to a watery grave. The Shipwreck Galleries, housed in the restored convict-built Commissariat building, document this chapter of maritime history. The most popular exhibit is the stern of the Batavia, wrecked in 1629, which has been reconstructed from recovered timbers. Cliff St; www.museum.wa.gov.au/oursites/shipwreckgalleries; open 9.30–5pm Thurs–Tues; admission by donation.
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