Rottnest Island Museum

Free experience
Rottnest Island Museum

What you can expect

Learn about the interesting history of the popular Rottnest Island at the island’s informative museum. Dating back up to 70 years when Rottnest Island was an indigenous prison to detailing the 2500 military personnel that set up on the island to protect Fremantle Harbour from Japanese Naval invasion in the 1940s. The museum is run solely by friendly volunteers who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Despite its small size, the museum is boasting with information on the impressive history. It gives visitors another view of the island and educates them on its challenging yet fascinating past. Entry into the museum is by a gold coin donation.


What you need to know

Learn about the rich history of the island
Interesting war history
Run by friendly volunteers
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We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of Country and their connections and continuous care for the skies, lands and waterways throughout Australia.