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...

A creative fisherman’s handiwork

For three months every year rock lobster fishermen and their families would head to the low-lying windswept Houtman Abrolhos Islands for the fishing season, where they lived in basic shacks, sent...

A convict’s wedding gift

As you admire the elaborate design and workmanship of this tiered, shell wedding cake you may be surprised to learn it was fashioned by the hands of a convict. William ‘Crabbie’ Davis (1843 - 1920)...

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Treasure trove of historical records

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A rollicking shipwreck and community past

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