Town of Claremont's Freshwater Bay Museum is a local community history museum that was established in 1975. The building is the original Freshwater Bay School, which was built in 1862, and later became a place of worship, a boarding house and a police station. Funded by the Town of Claremont the museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the cultural heritage of Claremont and the Freshwater Bay area. In addition to permanent displays the museum holds themed temporary exhibitions on a regular
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basis. The museum offers a popular education program to schools and holds interactive family friendly events. A historic boatshed is also on display on the foreshore and highlights the community's important connection to the Swan River. It is situated in Mrs Herbert's Park on the shore of picturesque Freshwater Bay.