Museum of Geraldton

Harbourside museum showcasing rich shipwreck history

From its enviable position sprawled along the waters of the Batavia Coast Marina, the Museum of Geraldton paints a picture of the region’s colourful past - from its rich Indigenous heritage through to its emerging fishing and pastoral industries. The museum also showcases a rich assortment of artefacts from various Dutch shipwrecks, including the infamous Batavia, whose demise sparked one of the most gruesome tales in maritime history.


2 Museum Pl
Geraldton WA 6530

Opening Hours

7 days 9.30am - 3pm. Closed public holidays

Tobacco tin survives Dutch shipwreck

In 1727 the Dutch East Indies ship Zeewijk ran aground at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands causing the surviving crew to scramble to a nearby island where they fought to save the ship’s treasure chests...

Indigenous war time mementos

Wajarri man James (Jim) Joseph was born in Yalgoo in 1912 and worked on farms and stations across the red heart of the Murchison and Gascoyne regions. Come World War II he put up his hand for service...


Bush toys

Imagine if this was all your kids had to play with. Aboriginal children who grew up in shacks on the Geraldton Native Reserve made their own toys from any available material. The reserve was within...

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A rollicking shipwreck and community past

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Vibrant community art space

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