The Broome Historical Museum lauds itself as the north-west’s most interesting and informative museum.
The Broome Historical Museum aims to give a sweeping overview of the realities of life in Broome from Aboriginal times to World War II and beyond. Exhibits include information on the town’s pearling industry, a history of domestic life in the extreme isolation of Broome, and the impact and effects of cyclones in the region. Further exhibits detail the lesser known meat works industry and the Norwest Echo printing press. Aboriginal artefacts are the focus of another exhibit, and display cases show the story of Broome’s single day of War, and the advance of telecommunications in the town.
The Broome Historical Museum is governed by the Broome Historical Society Inc. The museum is run by volunteers, and a ‘Friends of the Museum’ program, as well as entry fees, help the museum to continue promoting and enhancing its exhibits. The photographs, visual displays and subject albums of the museum tell the story of Australia’s first truly multi-cultural town.
The Broome Historical Museum is located opposite the Seaview shopping centre on Robinson Street. Opening hours vary depending on the season, however timing a visit between 10am and 1pm is usually a safe bet. Entry is $5 for adults, $3 for concession, and $1 for children.