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“Allow some time for Broome Museum”

Broome Historical Museum
Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Broome
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Broome Historical Society speaks through photographs, subject albums and visual displays at the Museum to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a world centre for cultured pearling. Broome was the first truly multicultural district in Australia; Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome's very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness. Visitors will learn about Pearling and Luggers, Exploitation and Exploration, Adventures, Hardships and Mateship, Asian and Europeans; Riots, Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds; and Japanese attack on Broome in World War II.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 November 2013

The museum has a lot of interesting stuff for what looks like a little building from the outside. Well worth stopping in. We spent easily 1.5 hours there. There's a restaurant, bottle shop, souvenir shop and IGA across from it if you need to fill in time ;o)

Thank aliandfrank
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We did not allow enough time to really absorb all that the Museum had to offer. We were only there for 2 hrs. The outside of the lovely old building was quite deceiving, once inside it was such a delight to see 'old' Broome, the history of the war, the rooms set up with donations of items from the pioneers and to reminisce over the antiques. If you get the chance, don't pass it by BUT do give yourselves at least 4 hrs to enjoy it all and there is a cold water drink fountain :-)

Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is a MUST see - very old school and not bright and flashy, but brings to life the flavour of old Broome

Thank Karen_PerthWA
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Wonderful place, with alot of local history artifacts... Great place to lose yourself in the past... Great selection of things to interest many people

Thank Gippsland_Gypsy
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

historical museum in the old Customs House is very low key and well worth the visit. It's a fascinating place full of displays of Broome memorabilia – pearling, the bombing during WW II and the history of the town. It’s very well done.

Thank bennlexx
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