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Rottnest Island Museum

Henderson Avenue, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
+61 8 9372 9752
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Informative small museum

It is nearly impossible to visit Rottnest Island without pay a visit to this small museum. Located... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arief R
Stop and learn...

Even as a local we always walk past but take the time to stop and learn about the islands history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buddy664
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Henderson Avenue, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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+61 8 9372 9752

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nearly impossible to visit Rottnest Island without pay a visit to this small museum. Located very close to the visitor center, this small museum contain some information about the wildlife of Rottnest as well as its dark history. The museum itself is indeed...More

Thank Arief R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even as a local we always walk past but take the time to stop and learn about the islands history, sometimes not pleasant but history is history. It has some interesting exhibits that make for great bits of knowledge to pass on those less informed....More

Thank Buddy664
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was interesting but small. Some of the information was confronting and some exhibits were small. Still worth a look as it's only a gold coin donation to look around.

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great little place, small but interesting exhibits. Enlightened me to the history of the island which made my stay more informed.

Thank Twisty333
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It is quite interesting to see the museum as it provide insight of how the local Aboriginal people were taken there as prisoners and a lot of them abducted as well. Another important attraction inside are the old and ancient things of this island. Well...More

Thank Aurang Z
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the mini museum that was manned by a nice old lady. Entrance was by a single gold coin. ($1 or $2). Provided a quick introduction of the island.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This little museum was a hidden gem of information about the island. The volunteer was friendly, informative and passionate about the museum. A great place to explore the heritage and culture about the people, flora and fauna on the island.

Thank Fran S
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you Fran S for the great review. We hope to see you again on the Island soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a good place to come to answer many of the questions you may have about Rottnest Island. The history is both horrible and amazing. The displays range from the prison to the wildlife and is informative and well displayed. Only a gold coin...More

Thank Megzi18
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Megzi18, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your visit to the Rottnest Island Museum here on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum and hope you will be back to the Island soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Wondering around on Rottnest we came across this place. They ask for a donation as entry to view the museum. This place is full of all kinds of interesting items and facts about the history of the island. If you happen to be over on...More

Thank ale614
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi ale614, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Rottnest Island Museum. We hope to see you back on the Island again before too long. Warmest regards, Rottnest Island

Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum is well laid out. The staff, I assume, volunteers, were friendly. The history of Rottnest Island is very interesting and The displays are good too.

Thank YLisette
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear YLisette, thank you for the great review. We agree the Rottnest Island Voluntary Guides are very knowledgeable and always happy to help. We hope to see you back on the Island again soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island

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2 January 2017|
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Response from Rottnest_Island | Property representative |
Hi Andrew the Museum is open 10am till 3pm seven days a week.
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