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The UNESCO and WA Heritage Award winning restoration of the Broome Sailmakers’ Shed is undergoing an exciting interpretation project which will transform the space into an engaging, interactive museum experience. 

A heritage-listed site, the restored Sailmaker’s Shed has been recognised with both a WA Heritage Award and a UNESCO Honourable Mention.

Broome Historical Society collects, preserves and provides a place for objects relating to Broome, and fosters research into aspects of Broome’s history. The society manages the Broome Historical Museum including the Sailmaker’s Shed. The museum’s collection is well known for its national significance, particularly it’s pearling and World War Two displays.

Creative Spaces were commissioned to create an interactive museum experience that honoured Charles Bagge, who built and operated out of the shed until 1917, and the influence he had on local life and industry. To achieve this, Creative Spaces used sound, audio visual and physical representations, as well as interpretive panels and interactive displays. A number of custom-designed pieces of furniture housed both objects and interpretation, all specifically designed to withstand the conditions within the shed.
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