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Broome Historical Museum

Location: 67 Robinson Street, Broome, WA, 6725, Australia

Broome Historical Museum will take you on a journey to discover – Pearling and Luggers, Exploitation and Exploration, Adventures, Hardships and Mateship, Asian and Europeans Riots, Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds, Japanese attack on Broome in World War 2.

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Description

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Phone: 08 9192 2075

The Broome Historical Museum is a MUST for all those that visit and live in Broome.

A visit to the museum will take you on a journey of discovering that covers:
• The Pearling History
• Domestic Life in Broome
• Cyclones
• Meat Works Industry
• Aboriginal Aretfacts
• Norwest Echo printing press
• Telecommunications
• Broome’s One Day War
• Memorabillia
• Research Albums on a huge variety of subjects

The Broome Historical Museum is governed by the Broome Historical Society Inc and is run by a dedicated Committee of Volunteers who devote their time to keeping the museum open 7 days a week. We are always looking for volunteers, so contact the museum and talk to Liz about joining.

WHY NOT BECOME A "FRIEND OF THE MUSEUM"
OBJECTIVES
• To stimulate, sustain interest in, support and promote the Broome Museum and to enhance its cultural significance
• To develop a sense of identity with Broome through an appreciation of its history.

BENEFITS (What’s in it for me)
• Free entry to Museum
• Special FRIENDS nights held regularly
• Free 1 hour research
• Discount at Museum Shop
• Newsletters send out frequently
• Concession entry for your guests

SUBSCRIPTION CATEGORIES
Corporate Friend $100
Family Friend $25
Single Friend $15
Valid from July to June each year

Become a FRIEND and contribute to the continuation of keeping Broome’s history alive!

Broome Historical Museum is housed in a building that was erected in the late 1890’s and became the general store for Newman Goldstein & Co. The store was stocked with all the requirements for Newman Goldstein & Co’s fleet of 22 luggers, 2 schooners and a steam launch. The store was also an important mercantile business victualling and purchasing pearlshell and pearls from other fleets. The company at this time also owned the Roebuck Bay Hotel.

Awards

Museums Australia WA - 2006 Organisational Award - Category 2: One to Five paid staff.
Museums Australia WA - 2006 Partnership Award - For the joint production of five videos with Goolarri Media Enterprises.

News

ENTRY FEES

Adults $5
Concessions $3
Children (12-17yrs) $1
Under 12 FREE

School Groups catered for and encouraged to visit - Questionairres for Students

Directions:

Broome Museum is 2kms from Chinatown on the way to Town Beach.