Western Australian Maritime Museum

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The Western Australian Museum is a museum comprising of six sites that are in the cities of Perth, Fremantle (Maritime & Shipwreck Galleries), Albany, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie-Boulder. This article focuses on one of the Fremantle branches called the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

The Western Australian Maritime Museum aims to inspire its visitors to discover Western Australia’s affinity with the ocean.

Activities include:

  • Viewing a variety of temporary and long term maritime exhibitions
  • A range of educational programs for all ages
  • Self-guided tours
  • Finding out more about Western Australia’s maritime history

Age suitability

All ages.


There is enough to do for a half-day trip.


The Western Australian Maritime Museum is currently undergoing public consultation in regards to its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan to ensure people with disabilities can access and experience the museum’s activities and facilities. Manual wheelchairs can be provided free of charge at the  museum. ACROD parking is also available. It is also possible to visit the WA Maritime Museum by train, bus and ferry (see here).

Parking Map


  • Cafe
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the museum
  • Parents room
  • Lifts enable access to all levels of the Museum
  • Disabled access toilets
  • Museum Shop
  • A wheelchair is available upon request


On the second Tuesday of every month there is entry to the Western Australian Maritime Museum by gold coin donation.

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Every other day, there is an entry fee for the museum and an additional charge for going on the HMAS Submarine Ovens (an Oberon class submarine). There is a cheaper combined price if you wish to enter both the museum and submarine.

Museum Entry

Submarine Ovens

Joint Entry

Adults $10.00 $8.00 $15.00
Children $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
Concession $5.00 $5.00 $8.00
Family $22.00 $22.00 $35.00

Children 4 and under are free.

Concession includes students and seniors.

A family pass is for up to 2 adults and 3 children.

Annual passes are available for $2 extra per person or $3 extra per family.

Opening hours

The Western Australian Maritime Museum is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week.

On ANZAC Day (25th April) it is open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

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The museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Check the website or call for further information.



Contact details

Western Australian Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay
Western Australia

Phone: (08) 9431 8334
Fax: (08) 9431 8490
Email: freorcpt@museum.wa.gov.au

Postal Address: Western Australian Museum, Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160

Google map

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Date Created: September 23, 2012 Date Modified: January 10, 2013