Western Australian Maritime Museum

This stunning, nautically inspired building perched on the waterfront has six galleries, each of which explores a different theme in the state’s maritime history. Highlights of the collection of historic and significant boats include the yacht that won the America’s Cup – Australia II – and the Parry Endeavour, in which Western Australian Jon Sanders circumnavigated the world three times. Outside the museum are the Welcome Walls, a series of engraved panels that list the names of thousands of migrants who arrived in Western Australia through the port of Fremantle, while next door to the museum is another of its prize exhibits, the submarine HMAS Ovens, which was in service during World War II. Take the tour to see what conditions are like inside a real submarine. Victoria Quay; (08) 9431 8334; open 9.30am–5pm Thurs–Tues.


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