Broome Historical Society Museum

Broome Historical Society Museum

We speak through Photographs, subject albums and visual displays to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a World Centre for cultured pearling.
Broome was the first truly multi-cultural district in Australia Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome’s very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness..

Visiting the Museum you will learn about: Pearling and Luggers; Exploitation and Exploration; Adventures, Hardships and Mateship; Aboriginals, Asian and Europeans; Riots, Racism and Heroism; Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds, Japanese attack on Broome in World War 2; Japanese partnership in Cultured Pearling,

Broome Historical Museum is a living process, continually upgrading, revitalising and reviewing its relevance. Upgrading for 2005.

Address: 
67 Robinson Street, Broome, WA
Tel: 
0891922075
Hours: 
June - Nov 10.00am - 4.00pm Mon-Fri, 10 .00am - 1pm Sat - Sun. Nov - June 10.00am-1.00pm every day
Admission: 
Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Children (12-16 yrs) $1.00
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, brochure available, school groups, quiz sheets
Collection: 
All exhibits relate, within our shire Boundary, to the settlement, town development, pearling and cattle industries, local government, interaction with original inhabitants, social and educational activities.
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Items

Recompression Chamber

Divers Recompression Chamber

Divers Recompression Chamber
Creator:
C.E. Heinke and Co London
Description:
Circular metal chamber. Front opening with dials above. Fully restored by Maritime Museum. Presented to Broome 1914. Used to cure diver's paralysis.
Date:
1914

Diving Suit

Pearl Divers Suit, Helmet and Boots

Pearl Divers Suit, Helmet and Boots
Creator:
Siebe Gorman and Co.
Description:
Rubber, canvas and copper - steel tipped leather and weighted heels
Date:
C.1940

Air Pump

Diver's Two Man Air Pump

Creator:
Siebe and Gorman and Co Ltd, Submarine engines, London
Description:
Wooden encased brass fittings. Two hand operated wheels.
Date:
C1920

Box

Pearl Safe Keeping Box

Creator:
P.Percy
Description:
Wood and Brass with angled tube to inside. Used on board Luggers to store pearls in.
Date:
1910

Book

A New Voyage Around the World

Creator:
William Dampier
Description:
Includes map of the world "Shewing the course of Mr Dampier's Round it 1679-1691" - inscription reads Letitia Harbord, May 27, 1697.
Date:
1697?