Find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse yourself in Fremantle's secret wartime history.
Guided tours of the submarine reveal intimate details about living and serving aboard the 89 metre long vessel. Amongst controls, sensors, tactical equipment and torpedoes, 63 people lived and served aboard the vessel in extremely cramped conditions.
Daily HMAS Ovens tours are every half hour 10am – 3.30pm. These are hosted by expert volunteers and are subject to session time availability. Please ring WA Maritime Museum on (08) 9431 8334 to check up-to-date session times not advertised online.
Please call ahead if you have a larger group or if you are concerned about weather conditions. Tours can be cancelled because of severe weather conditions. This includes high winds, thunderstorms, and high temperatures. Tickets will be refunded in such events.
The tour includes climbing 9 metre high scaffolding stairs, steeply inclined ladders and bending through narrow hatchways. A reasonable level of fitness, freedom from significant injuries, and the ability to climb independently (without walking aids) is required.
For safety reasons, children must be over the age of six and at least 100 centimetres tall to participate on the submarine tour.