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Museum of Geraldton

2 Museum Pl | Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
+61 8 9431 8393
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Really good example of a small museum

Built around the Dutch wrecks that litter the coast and the HMAS Sydney, we enjoyed the museum very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
carol c
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Newark, Notts
Repeat visit

We went into the museum thinking we would be there for about an hour. Three hours later we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth H
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Merredin, Australia
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Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Museum of Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region. Discover ancient landforms, Yamaji history and culture, and the region’s unique natural landscapes and marine environment. The archaeological riches from four Dutch shipwrecks - Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk, are revealed in the Shipwrecks Gallery. Visitors can join a guided highlights tour available daily at 11.30am. Witness the wrecks of HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran as they currently lie, 2,500 metres deep on the ocean floor, in From Great Depths, a moving exhibit and 3D film. The Museum’s shop has a great range of souvenirs, gifts and educational items suited to all ages and interests. The Museum is open daily 9:30am - 3:00pm. Closed all public holidays.
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2 Museum Pl | Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Built around the Dutch wrecks that litter the coast and the HMAS Sydney, we enjoyed the museum very much indeed. The film of the wreck of the Sydney filmed 2.5 kms down on the sea bed is both amazing , touching and ethereal.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went into the museum thinking we would be there for about an hour. Three hours later we were still there! New exhibitions particularly the Sydney and Kormoran was fantastic We will visit again the next time we are in Geraldton

Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruise ship altered itinerary and so we were left to self explore in this town of 37,000. This museum covered a great deal of the history from shipwrecks, local industry,aboriginal history and many other topics. Good way to spend 1 or 2 hours in this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit. As first timers to Geraldton we did not know a lot about the area’s history but this small museum certainly filled in the blanks for us. Great exhibits on shipwrecks in the area and the history of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully presented display of the history of Central Western Australia, starting with the Aboriginal history, natural history, shipping history and war history to the modern day. Every item displayed is well documented and explained. The stories of the shipwrecks, especially the Batavia are very detailed....More

Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is a excellent museum. The history of the Batavia wreck is very well done and the displays are wonderful. The exhibitions are well displayed and very interesting. A very worth while visit.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Beautifully presented, its wonderful to learn about the Dutch ships that tragically were lost at the islands and the interesting stories surrounding them.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and lots of interactive options for children, teenagers and adults. Entry by donation ... happy to pay more.

Thank Johanna W
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Really well set out and Very interesting !! The staff were actually one of the highlights with their knowledge and ability to be there and discrete at the same time

Thank Rik E
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Museum staff were so friendly, the customer service was fantastic and all the lovely people were very helpful.

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