Rottnest Island Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Built by Aboriginal prisoners in 1857, the Rottnest Island Museum building was originally a hay shed and granary. Today the museum displays provide a comprehensive coverage of the main features of the island, including natural history, marine wrecks, European settlement, Aboriginal prisoners, communications and recreation.

The Rottnest Island Museum also houses a wealth of historical photographs for you to view. The pilot boathouse on Thomson Bay complements the museum displays.

The museum is located behind the Thomson Bay Settlement Shopping Mall.


Birdwatching Boating Camping Cycling Disabled access available Family Fishing Hiking History & Heritage Scuba Diving Snorkelling Swimming Walk


From AU$1.00

Entry by gold coin donation.

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