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Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
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Interesting history of the area

The Discovery and Visitor centre is housed in a beautiful building on the main road of Denham. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca M
Perth, Australia
Educational, interesting, worth a visit!

Our kids were definitely interested in the museum, as were we. Lots to see and read about, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Showcasing internationally inspired collections with today's interactive technology, the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre is a 'must see' on any travellers itinerary. Here you can discover the 'real' Shark Bay, full of natural wonders...more
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53 Knight Tce | Shark Bay area, Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1590
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All reviews hmas sydney world heritage very helpful staff shark bay large family real credit human history bush babies great info visitor center info centre local history monkey mia couple of days entry fee flora and fauna well worth the visit
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Reviewed today

The museum attached to the visitor centre is absolutely gorgeous - really beautifully curated and gives you an excellent overview of shark bay and all its world heritage amazingness. Definitely check it out.

Thank ESMcQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Discovery and Visitor centre is housed in a beautiful building on the main road of Denham. It is a very interesting exhibit and is a great place to learn around the history of the area, With so much information from a wide range of...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If in Denham this is a must visit. Give yourself plenty of time when visiting as the displays were terrific.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids were definitely interested in the museum, as were we. Lots to see and read about, with some really interesting and varied history described. The gift shop was also great, with plenty of souvenirs for everyone.

Thank L-Tigs-W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shark Bay Discovery centre - has an amazing 3D video film about HMAS Sydney II (there is an amazing memorial outside) and an art exhibition called Bush Babies, the birth of indigenous people in the bush. The exhibition consisted of a photo of the subject,...More

Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of history especially about the HMAS Sydney. Lots of memorabilia and a fantastic video telling the story of how it was sunk in the war.

Thank Rhondda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely facility with a great deal of information available in the centre of the village. Plenty of parking space.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We found Denham to be a stunning town, and a visit to the Discovery Centre is a must. The centre is very well set out with excellent displays and valuable information of the flora and fauna of Shark Bay. The staff were very helpful, giving...More

Thank Joan J
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

How Denham has grown since our last visit 25 years ago. Shark Bay Heritage and Nautical center is a credit to the town. Well worth the visit. Loved the video coverage of the local residents and life of past years.

Thank Vincenrob
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Lovely staff. very helpful and informative. Useful preview of local attractions...a good place to start

Thank highburymed
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