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.


All exhibits relate, within our shire Boundary, to the settlement, town development, pearling and cattle industries, Flying boat wrecks from World War II, local government, Aboriginal History, interaction with original inhabitants, social and educational activities.