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LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT ROTTNEST HISTORY

As beautiful as Rottnest Island is, this lovely restored original building from the first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ReefQueenCairns
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Cairns, Australia
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This museum is small and can be seen in less then a hour but provides a history of Rottnest Island... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
maryannfm
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As beautiful as Rottnest Island is, this lovely restored original building from the first settlement is a must do whilst on the island. It won'e take up much of your time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ReefQueenCairns
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This museum is small and can be seen in less then a hour but provides a history of Rottnest Island. It contains past artifacts and pictures and friendly staff. No fee

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maryannfm
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Takes time to take in all that is here to see & read. It's worth talking to the Volunteer on duty for further information especially where some is controversial. Bob is an excellent volunteer willing to be outspoken. He is involved in writing history from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clio H
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The museum can be visited between 10am and 3pm for a gold coin donation. Very interesting facts on the history of the island and worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This historical Museum can tell anyone visiters how the Aboriginal people were treated by the colonial masters the :Whites." They were the first to come to the Island and later taken over by the "Whites". Most of them were put into prison and tortured and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maj0ra
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour in this place for $1.00 and was so informative as was the volunteer making t(e front desk. Well worth a visit if visiting the island.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We were surprised to learn of the incarceration of the Indigenous people of Australia on this beautiful island. The colonial past is indeed quite dark and we were grateful to be able to learn so much from this small museum. It is indeed well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian R
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Go beyond the obvious charm of Rottnest Island to delve into the rich history... some good.... some dark. Well set out with photos & artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This little museum is staffed by volunteers who are full of interesting facts about the island and its history. It is a gold coin donation to get in and there even though some of the exhibits are quite old, they are interesting and worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FionaJF
Reviewed 24 September 2018

It’s great spot to get the history (on a personal level) from, lots of displays and information. The ship wrecks are very interesting. Gold coin donation so great value.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Murray G
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Hi Andrew the Museum is open 10am till 3pm seven days a week.
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