Maintenance for Shipwreck site
WESTERN Australian Museums has commenced the final phase of planned maintenance work at the historic Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle.
WA Museum chief executive Alec Coles said the Shipwreck Galleries would be closed for approximately six weeks from Tuesday, March 3 while work was completed to replace the ageing roof and remediate the limestone walls of the heritage listed 1852 Commissariat Building.
“This work has been planned for some time and it is needed to ensure that the historic Commissariat Building and the very significant WA Museum shipwreck collections contained within it are properly protected for the benefit of future generations,” Coles said.
“The closure is only temporary and Shipwreck Galleries is scheduled to re-open in April.
“In the meantime, there is, of course, plenty to see at WA Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay, also in Fremantle.”