Broome Historical Museum
Broome Historical Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Broome's fascinating past comes to life when you visit one of the best regional museums in Australia. Our significant collection is housed across three heritage buildings and illustrates the settlement, society and industry of our unique town. Browse exhibits on pearling, wartime, communication, transport and more in fully air-conditioned comfort. We provide an extensive photograph collection, research facilities, children's activities and sell local history books and postcards.
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  • HappyTravels-7
    Newcastle, Australia309 contributions
    Worth a visit
    This is an interesting little museum which is well worth a visit if you are passing by. There is a lot of displays and information about the history of Broome. The physical space is quite small and the museum was busy during my visit which made moving around and viewing everything a bit difficult.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Ayesha S
    Melville, Australia10 contributions
    Informative
    Facilitating and well worth a visit to learn about our remote city of the North west. Air conditioned, and lots to read about. Information / quiz sheets to get the kids involved and busy reading stuff as well
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 October 2023
  • rob27898
    Port Kennedy, Australia382 contributions
    Worth a visit
    Slightly pessimistic walking around the building and closed veranda gates, but actually really impressed. I was keen to understand the whole Japanese and China town culture in Broom and once you work out where to start in this museum, you can learn and see a lot. The large printer interp is good and tells the story with some artefacts to add texture. When the interp runs out though, I wasn’t really sure what was going on. Considering it it’s volunteer run it’s a great little place but I would make it clearer where the start is and look to add more interp on the outer walls to add some context as to what everything is ‘after the war’. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
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rob27898
Port Kennedy, Australia382 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Slightly pessimistic walking around the building and closed veranda gates, but actually really impressed.

I was keen to understand the whole Japanese and China town culture in Broom and once you work out where to start in this museum, you can learn and see a lot.

The large printer interp is good and tells the story with some artefacts to add texture. When the interp runs out though, I wasn’t really sure what was going on.

Considering it it’s volunteer run it’s a great little place but I would make it clearer where the start is and look to add more interp on the outer walls to add some context as to what everything is ‘after the war’.

Worth a visit.
Written 31 October 2023
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Ayesha S
Melville, Australia10 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Facilitating and well worth a visit to learn about our remote city of the North west. Air conditioned, and lots to read about.
Information / quiz sheets to get the kids involved and busy reading stuff as well
Written 15 October 2023
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Lorraine S
23 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Allow for at least 2 hours for the full experience of all videos about the dinosaurs, catalina wrecks and pearl industry. The displays are thoroughly researched and the information is in depth about the history of Broome.
Written 24 September 2023
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Deborah K
Brisbane, Australia129 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Great little museum, showcasing the history of Broome. You can easily spend an hour or two here, more if you read everything & watch all the videos! They do NOT take cash: only EFTPOS.
Written 3 September 2023
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HappyTravels-7
Newcastle, Australia309 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Solo
This is an interesting little museum which is well worth a visit if you are passing by. There is a lot of displays and information about the history of Broome. The physical space is quite small and the museum was busy during my visit which made moving around and viewing everything a bit difficult.
Written 31 August 2023
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Gunner do
Newcastle, Australia593 contributions
Jul. 2023
Just a spit from our hotel and well worth using the credit card for entry. we spent almost two hours inside and ouyside of the museum. Some unique displays.
Written 20 July 2023
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Liz W
3 contributions
Jul. 2023
Provided insight to an Aussie from the other side of Australia!
My knowledge improved and able to pass on to others.
Written 5 July 2023
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Ozzie011
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
May 2023
A great little historical museum with lots of interesting stories of Broome's past. Well worth a visit.
Written 29 May 2023
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Judy
Dunedin, New Zealand35 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Artefacts demonstrated the interesting history of Broome , well presented and comprehensive . The kids treasure hunts seemed popular. Very friendly helpful volunteers
Written 14 April 2023
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Brayden T
15 contributions
Dec. 2022
Great to see and learn about the history of such a unique and diverse town of Western Australia. Recommend.
Written 19 December 2022
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