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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions. Professional, emerging and junior photographers alike have shown impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time. Beyond showing us the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own backyards, this breathtaking exhibition provokes us to explore the changing nature of regional ecology. View the 2017 display at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our new multipurpose space. This is a free exhibition. Feature Image: ' WINDBLOWN EGRET'  LITTLE EGRET, EGRETTA GARZETTA by…

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum to present an interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about the ships they sailed…

Port by the Sea | Wine Tasting Class

Take a delicious journey around world by sampling some of the best ports and wines perfectly paired with gourmet canapés. Surrounded by iconic yacht and boats, this wine tasting class takes you on a journey exploring wine styles, winemaking techniques, vineyards, aromas and flavours. Your expert on the night will be Michael Tamburri from La Vigna. Wine List Portugal-Kopke Fine Tawny, Douro- Portugal Sherry-Alvear Pedro Ximénez, Montilla Moriles -Spain Muscat-Stanton & Killeen Classic Muscat, Rutherglen-Victoria Swan Valley-Talijancich Liqueur Verdelho, Swan Valley-W.A Menu Chicken & Brandy Pate, Butter Brioche, Quince Jam Cucumber, Pickled Shallot & Chilli, Watermelon Cup Individual Cheese Tasting Plate…

Kylie on Stage

Are you ready for behind-the-scenes access to one of Australia's biggest icons? Kylie on Stage celebrate the extravagant costumes and magical moments from superstar Kylie Minogue's 25 year international concert career. With more than 250,000 people visiting this major exhibition in Melbourne, it is now time for Western Australians to experience the glitz and glamour of Australia's Princess of Pop. See the work of international designers including Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as local designers such as Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett. You'll also get access to a selection of…

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a…

WA Maritime Museum

Located on Victoria Quay, Fremantle, perched overlooking the Indian Ocean and Fremantle Harbour, the WA Maritime Museum displays some of Western Australia's most unique maritime pieces. Collected over many years the wide range of exhibits include the winning Americas Cup Yacht (Australia II), an Oberon class submarine - HMAS Ovens, the Welcome Walls, Jon Sanders' Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. The WA Maritime Museum also hosts many exhibitions in their unique galleries throughout the year and is the perfect place to explore and learn about the history of the WA coastline. Also worth a visit and…

WA Shipwrecks Museum

The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.


Fremantle museums

If you're searching for things to do in Fremantle, then check our listings of museums. Fremantle is home to the Western Australian Museum Shipwreck Galleries, the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and the unmistakable building that houses the Fremantle Maritime Museum. Museums are fun and educational, perfect for community groups, schools, families and universities. See our list of museums for iconic attractions in Fremantle.