Venue hire

Look no further for your next event, wedding or function venue than WA Shipwrecks Museum’s spectacular and unique event space in Fremantle.

Just 250 metres from beautiful Bathers Beach, WA Shipwrecks Museum is steeped in history. This truly memorable event space housed within the 1850s-era Commissariat—WA’s first convict-built public building—has been restored to its former glory and is perfect for more intimate events. Read more about the Museum here.

Add a unique touch to your event—let us arrange a special after-hours viewing for your guests to explore the State’s treasured maritime collections.

Whatever your requirements, our team can help create a memorable and hassle-free event. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your event or to arrange a viewing of any of our Fremantle event spaces at WA Shipwrecks Museum or WA Maritime Museum.


A piece of charred calamari with prosciutto and sauce on a bamboo plate

Heyder & Shears

Hospitality has been a passion of Heyder & Shears for over 30 years with the company now having provided catering to the Museum for over 16 years. Heyder & Shears has earned an enviable reputation for quality and style when it comes to private and corporate events and the highly talented and creative team is committed to delivering the perfect occasion with exquisite food and faultless service.

Heyder & Shears are passionate about the quality and diversity of the produce in Western Australia, and their commitment to showcasing this is a cornerstone of the company’s philosophy and success. Executive Chef – Stephen Watson creates menus evolving with both trends and seasonal availability.

Service offering

Heyder & Shears will coordinate your event experience at the Museum from start to finish. They will be your first point of contact when booking the space and will take you through to the execution on the day. The dedicated Events & Sales team will guide you through the most suitable space for your event and curate a tailored menu and complementing beverage list. In detail, they will explain the venue specific logistics, coordinate the setup of lighting, audio visual, furniture & equipment included within the hire, as well as the booking of any security and cleaning as required.

Heyder & Shears can also assist with additional production, styling and event design, or simply coordinate your preferred suppliers. On the day of your event Heyder & Shears will have a team on site from bump in through to the conclusion of your function.

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Phone: (08) 9221 4110

Whatever your requirements, our team can help create a memorable and hassle-free event. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a viewing of any of our WA Shipwrecks Museum event spaces below, or our event space at the WA Maritime Museum.





Chairs and tables are arranged for a wedding in a large room with limestone walls and an arched ceiling



WA Shipwrecks Museum

Steeped in history, this wonderfully restored event space in the heart of Fremantle is 250 metres from beautiful Bather’s Beach and offers an experience your guests will never forget.

Nestled within the Museum, it is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony and cocktail reception, a unique corporate function, or a cherished family gathering.

Download the WA Shipwrecks Museum space brochure [1MB]