Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries- Fremantle, (WA, Australia) - Part 1


We walked and walked at Fremantle to arrive in front Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries which none of us were aware of. Nevertheless, after seeing the various sizes heavy anchors in the compound, I somehow knew it is gonna be fascinating to leisurely see, read and understand the historic glory of the museum, recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building. 



Entry to the museum is free whereas donations are welcomed and appreciated, at that time, we later only saw the box to drop in some notes. Well, by now we were inside the museum which showcases plenty of things and for any avid history buff, you can easily spend an hour here.

Containing many ship wrecks from the coast of Western Australia, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked at the coastline, the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, the countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck, and various documents charts and books from early Dutch explorers.
























More to follow in Part 2. 

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12 comments:

  1. wonderful clicks...thanks for running through the museum

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  2. i love to visit museum... and its really interesting to visit on web... nice explanation.Well done.

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  3. Nice explanation.. Australia is one of my favourite tourist destination..

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  4. Lovely clicks, you seem to like a lot of History and Antiques!
    Oh anchors are awesome, I once had a wooden anchor pendent, which I used to flaunt over a black thread on my neck!!
    I loved the different varieties of Bell shot!! Looks cool.
    Also the curved hair pin or clips(I guess so!!) are a pure authentic antique piece!!

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  5. A wonderful tour! Thanks for sharing this with us. I've never been to a maritime museum.

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  6. i always look forward for these post from you.quite a treat.i enjoy them a lot.

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  7. Your pictures will take us through the museum Nava. Very nice writeup too.

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  8. It's so much fun to visit the museum. There's always something interesting to see and learn. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

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  9. Amazing trip Nava.. Learnt soo much about the shipping industry and a had the benefit of viewing the antiques of the museum although I’m far off.. Great post dear :-)

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  10. Always fun to visit a muzium. And when its all packed with information and exhibits...I can happily stay one whole day there...something that I do quite often in Singapore.

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  11. An awesome virtual tour Nava ! thanks for sharing....I love museums, History always overwhelms me :)

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  12. Wow, it's soo much fun to walk through the history lane :) Thanks for sharing the experience..

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