WA Shipwreck Museum

A rainy day in a coastal town can often be fraught with boredom. Especially for 2 big kids like us. Matt and I had just spent the morning doing boring work related things and needed to get out of the house. We walked down to Fremantle for some lunch and an adventure.

After a delicious smoked beef sandwich and beer from the Norfolk Hotel we started our post lunch wander. We walked through the main street of Freo, down through Whalers Tunnel to Bathers Beach, and begun our walk back towards the main street when we happened upon the WA Shipwreck Museum.


After we both concluded that we had never been to this museum, or ANY shipwreck museum ever, we decided to check it out. It was a donation entry, so I dropped 5 dollary-doos in the box and begun the slow waddle walk that accompanies any museum/gallery.

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There were different artifacts recovered from the depths, such as spices, crockery… even a working engine room which had been at the bottom of the ocean floor for 100 years! Turns out the museum is the “foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere”, and although it wouldn’t be my first choice of museums, it was a nice way to waste an hour on a gloomy day.

What are your favourite rainy day activities? Do you have a museum or gallery you like to spend on a wet and miserable day?

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