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School Days

Visit the Freshwater Bay Museum To explore how schooling has changed over the last one hundred years in Claremont and its surrounding areas.

Western Suburbs at War

Visit the Freshwater Bay Museum to explore the impact of war on the western suburbs. The exhibition has been developed to commemorate the centenary of the First World war.

Permanent Displays

The historic boat shed on the Freshwater Bay foreshore is a key part of the Freshwater Bay Museum. It was donated to the Museum by the Mews family and moved from its Victoria Avenue site to its current location in 1996.


This online exhibition from Freshwater Bay Museum reflects the long tradition of pharmacies in Claremont and in Western Australia more broadly. Our collection houses many objects, including tools and bottles related to the practice of pharmacy since early settlement in the area.


School Days
School Days features classroom stories, school photographs and memorabilia from some of the more than 25 educational institutions established in Claremont from the earliest days of the Swan River colony.


From December 2011 to February 2012 the Freshwater Bay Museum’s schoolroom became a wetland. Claremont hosted Museums Australia WA’s Year of Biodiversity Project, an exhibition entitled Wetlands – from Bunyip to Beautiful. Objects from the Museum’s collection and wetland plants told the story of changing understanding of the role of wetlands.