Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Maritime Museum In Western Australia

Australia is a country with strong ties to the ocean, so it only fitting that Western Australia has a world class Maritime Museum.  The museum is located a short 30 minute train ride from Perth's CBD, perched on the shore of the Indian Ocean in Frematle.  
Visitors are invited to explore the role the ocean has played not only in the development of this young country, and its current role in its life today.
The museum beautifully showcases Western Australia's strong fishing industry which is traced back to the use of Aboriginal fish traps. Stories from the past and present are included to demonstrate the challenges and successes of the local fishing communities.
A long term exhibit demonstrates the important role trade has played for thousands of years, ranging from the exchange of simple products and ideas by the people living on the borders of the Indian Ocean to the more current globalized trading, where thousands of cargoes are brought into the Australia through maritime trade.
There is a gallery that focuses on the stories of bravery, war, peace, sacrifice, weapons and naval defense.  Here, visitors learn the strategic importance of Fremantle.
Of course, a Maritime museum would not be complete without a display of watercraft, and guests are treated to an array of vessels.  Needless to say the pride and joy is the Australia II, the racing yacht that won the America's Cup in 1983.  

Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Open daily: from 9.30-5.00, excluding Wednesdays.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day.
Public information phone number  +61 [0]8 9431 8444


  1. Hi Maya, the Maritime Museum sounds very interesting. And I'm an ocean kind of person so it interests me even more. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Hi Kathy, I was glad I spent a morning at the Maritime Museum it was very informative. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day and commenting.

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