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The historic Freshwater Bay School is home to the Claremont Museum. Originally constructed in 1862 the building functioned as the first school between Perth and Fremantle. Throughout its history the building has also been a place of religious worship, a boarding house for young men, a police station and police quarters. The Town of Claremont opened the building as Claremont Museum in 1975 after it had been relinquished by the Police Department, making it the first metropolitan council-owned museum. The Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the cultural heritage of Claremont.

Exhibitions and Events

Find out what his happening at the museum

Opening Hours

Open all year round (closed public holidays)


Monday to Thursday* 10am to 4pm
Friday to Saturday Closed
Sunday 10am to 2pm



*Please note that access to the exhibitions, education kitchen and school room will be restricted on Monday & Tuesdays between 10am - 12pm in school terms 2 & 3 due to educational visits.

Contact the Museum

For more information about the Claremont Museum, contact us at:

Phone: 9285 4300 Email:

Getting There

Address: 66 Victoria Ave, Claremont WA 6010

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