Main­te­nance for Ship­wreck site

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

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.”

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