Broome Museum (Broome Historical Society)

 

Come visit the north-west's most interesting and informative museum!

Opening Hours

June - September

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 1pm

October - May

Daily: 10am to 1pm

NB: Closed from 21st December to 20th Januaryfor cleaning and installation of new exhibits.

Location

A Map is in the FAQ - Click here

Museum Facebook Page

You can communicate with the Museum via its own Facebook page at this link.

Entrance Fees 

Adult $6.00
Concession $4.00
Children
(12 - 17 years)
$1.00
Children under 12 Free

The Main Museum Building

The museum building was erected in the late 1890’s and in 1901 it 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 pearl- shell and pearls from other fleets. The company at this time also owned the Roebuck Bay Hotel.  

In 1904 the Customs House and Bond Store was destroyed by white ants. Despite a public outcry, the government service was transferred to a building that was situated in today’s museum yard. Customs then moved into the current museum building in 1910 and remained until 1979.

The Broome Historical Society’s need for larger premises resulted in the Broome Shire Council purchasing this building. It was opened as the Museum in 1981 by the then Premier of WA, Sir Charles Court.