The Broome Museum is currently closed due to the covid-19 outbreak.

We are hoping to be open by mid-June, depending on WA Government regulations.

The COVID-19 Broome Community Collection is a platform for all residents within the Shire of Broome to post images, videos, and short stories about their personal experiences during the pandemic. Please see our covid-19 page or our Facebook Page to submit your story.


The Broome Historical Society

has been committed to preserving and protecting Broome’s heritage and history for over forty years.

We are a not for profit organisation run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Our significant collection is spread across three buildings, including the heritage award winning Sailmaker’s Shed.

The Broome Historical Society has been responsible for a number of publications on Broome’s history.

If you are researching aspects of Broome’s history, including family history, we may have resources to assist.

Access our rich image collection here.   All images are available online as thumbnails only.

Please contact us should you wish to purchase a photograph, or to request more information.


Diamond Dakota Mystery Book available through Broome Museum online shop
Check out our great selection of books, dvd’s or purchase a research request, from our online shop


Broome Sailmakers Shed image linked to Broome Museum page
You can view our significant collection at the Broome Historical Museum.


Volunteers at Broome Museum
We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining us please visit the volunteers page.


Link to Broome Museum Education Page
School visits are encouraged


Link to Virtual Museum
Our new Race Rights & Rivalries Virtual Museum is now live!


Broome Historical Society logo link to research request page
You can also download our Research Enquiry Form here (charges apply).