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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